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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1506254.015 - Hazlehurst Wood Pellets, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Savannah


Inspection Nr: 1506254.015
Report ID: 0418400
Date Opened: 12/12/2020

Site Address:
Hazlehurst Wood Pellets, Llc
142 Mcpherson Drive
Hazlehurst, GA 31539

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1810, Hazlehurst, GA 31539

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 321999/All Other Miscellaneous Wood Product Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 12/12/2020

Emphasis: L:Forklift

Case Closed: 06/15/2021

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1704334
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $13,653 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,653
Current Penalty $13,653 $0 $0 $0 $0 $13,653
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Cited Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 19100176 A 05/13/2021 $13,653 $13,653 $0 Z - Issued  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 131654.015
Event: 12/11/2020
Employee Is Crushed And Struck By Loader, Later Dies

At approximately 7:45 p.m. on December 11, 2020, an employee was working with a third-party contractor to troubleshoot a piece of equipment. The employee was in the main control center discussing the issue and had left moments before the in cident occurred. The employee was walking through the compound at the time of th e incident. The loader operator was removing material from the "fire dump" area and had made several passes through the compound. At the time of the incident, t he loader operator was approaching the corner of a building in the compound when he felt an unexpected "bump" and stopped the loader. The loader operator exited the vehicle and found the employee on the ground. The employee suffered injurie s consistent with blunt force trauma from crushing/struck by. The employee late r died from these injuries.

Keywords:crushing, equipment operator, front end loader, struck by, vehicle

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1506254.015 Fatality Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec
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