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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1576331.015 - Okeelanta Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Ft. Lauderdale


Inspection Nr: 1576331.015
Report ID: 0418800
Date Opened: 12/03/2021

Site Address:
Okeelanta Corporation
21250 U.S. Highway 27
South Bay, FL 33493

Mailing Address:
21250 U.S. Highway 27, South Bay, FL 33493

Union Status: Union


NAICS: 111930/Sugarcane Farming

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 12/03/2021


Case Closed: 06/03/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1862801
Case Status: CLOSED

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 143408.015
Event: 12/03/2021
Employee Is Killed After Veering Into Canal And Drowning

At 10:00 a.m. on December 3, 2021, an employee had picked up a three wagon loade d of sugar cane and was driving North to transport the load. A coworker he notic ed he was driving with difficulty and radioed the employee to ask if he was ok i n Spanish. The coworker asked twice but did not get a response. Witnesses indica ted they saw the employee veer left (East) into a canal. The employee was found dead from drowning.

Keywords:agriculture, agriculture machinery/vehicle, asphyxiated, canal, driver, driving, drown, drowning, farm, farm machinery, lack of oxygen, lost control, wagon, water

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1576331.015 Fatality Laborers, except construction
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