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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1572987.015 - Jbs Usa Holdings, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Omaha


Inspection Nr: 1572987.015
Report ID: 0728900
Open Date: 01/18/2022

Site Address:
Jbs Usa Holdings, Inc.
555 S. Stuhr Rd
Grand Island, NE 68801

Mailing Address:
555 S. Stuhr Rd, Grand Island, NE 68801

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 311611/Animal (except Poultry) Slaughtering

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 03/02/2022

Emphasis: N:Covid-19, L:Meatindustry

Close Case:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1854589
Inspection 1553601 Yes
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $14,502 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,502
Current Penalty $14,502 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,502
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 19100212 A01 05/04/2022 $14,502 $14,502 $0 05/27/2022 C - Contested  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 142822.015
Event: 01/14/2022
Employee Is Killed When Head Is Crushed By Chute Restrainer

At 3:30 p.m. on January 14, 2022, an employee, a Knock Box Team Lead, a coworker , a knocker, and the area general manager were trying to get a cow unstuck from the restrainer chute. The employee had raised the hydraulic restrainer lid to vi ew and access the stuck cow. The employee reached into the unguarded opening of the restrainer chute to use the small cartridge knocking tool to kill the cow wh en his impact vest hooked on the activation lever, and the heavy hydraulic lid c ame down crushing his head. Despite wearing a hockey type helmet, the employee s uffered fatal head injuries. The restraining chute side and lid components were locked out and deenergized when the employee entered into the chute, but not typ ically for raising the restraining lid and reaching into the opening created to access a stuck cow.

Keywords:animal, animal handler, blunt force, blunt force trauma, cover, dropped, falling object, farm, head, hydraulic, struck by

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1572987.015 Fatality
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