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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1565741.015 - South Georgia Cotton Gin Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Savannah


Inspection Nr: 1565741.015
Report ID: 0418400
Date Opened: 11/26/2021

Site Address:
South Georgia Cotton Gin Llc
438 Broxton Highway
Hazlehurst, GA 31539

Mailing Address:
438 Broxton Highway, Hazlehurst, GA 31539

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 115111/Cotton Ginning

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 03/25/2022


Case Closed: 07/12/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1837506
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $18,853 $0 $0 $0 $0 $18,853
Current Penalty $11,312 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,312
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 5A0001 05/10/2022 06/13/2022 $8,701 $14,502 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19101200 E01 05/10/2022 06/06/2022 $2,611 $4,351 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 141479.015
Event: 11/24/2021
Employee Drowns When Front End Loader Tractor Rolls Over Int

At 7:00 p.m. on November 24, 2021, an employee was operating a front end loader tractor at the end of shift. Coworkers cleaned the work/ production area and dep osited all the material from their efforts into the bucket of the tractor. The f inal load was delivered to the accumulation area near a retention pond. The trac tor was operated too close to the retention pond and it rolled over. The employe e was trapped inside the cab and was killed by drowning/asphyxiation.

Keywords:asphyxiated, bucket , drowning, front end loader, roll-over, tractor, uneven ground

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1565741.015 Fatality Equipment Operator: Heavy
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