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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1572969.015 - Rathmourne Dairy

Inspection Information - Office: Michigan Safety Gen


Inspection Nr: 1572969.015
Report ID: 0552652
Date Opened: 01/18/2022

Site Address:
Rathmourne Dairy
3157 Decker Rd
Decker, MI 48426

Mailing Address:
4877 Moeller Road, Port Hope, MI 48468

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 112120/Dairy Cattle and Milk Production

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 05/18/2022


Case Closed: 06/16/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1855178
Inspection 1596234 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
Current Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
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 19280051 D 05/20/2022 06/23/2022 $7,000 $7,000 $0 Z - Issued  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 142818.015
Event: 01/16/2022
Employee Is Killed When Struck By Front End Loader

At 6:45 p.m. on January 16, 2022, an employee was walking on a dirt driveway in the dark wearing dark clothing and no reflective vest or other reflective outer garments. The employee was stuck by a Komatsu WA270 front end loader tractor whi ch was delivering a load of waste feed to waste feed bunker. The front end loade r operator's forward vision was partially obstructed by the raised bucket which was full to the top with feed. The operator never saw the employee that he struc k. The employee suffered fatal injuries.

Keywords:blunt force, blunt force trauma, crushed, front end loader, obstructed view, poor visibility, reflective vest, struck by, walking surface

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1572969.015 Fatality Farm workers
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