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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1580400.015 - Sims Bark Co. Of Georgia, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Tenn Cmpl Sfty 2


Inspection Nr: 1580400.015
Report ID: 0454712
Date Opened: 02/25/2022

Site Address:
Sims Bark Co. Of Georgia, Llc
3758 Amy Lynn Drive
Nashville, TN 37218

Mailing Address:
1765 Spring Valley Road, Tuscumbia, AL 35674

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 113210/Forest Nurseries and Gathering of Forest Products

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 02/25/2022


Case Closed: 07/05/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1870281
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 3 1 4
Initial Penalty $12,000 $0 $0 $100 $0 $12,100
Current Penalty $12,000 $0 $0 $100 $0 $12,100
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 19100147 C04 I 05/27/2022 06/13/2022 $4,000 $4,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19100147 C06 I 05/27/2022 06/13/2022 $4,000 $4,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 01003 Serious 19100147 C07 I A 05/27/2022 06/13/2022 $4,000 $4,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
4. 02001 Other 19101200 H01 05/27/2022 06/13/2022 $100 $100 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 144076.015
Event: 02/25/2022
Employee Is Fatally Crushed By Loader

At 11:00 a.m. on February 25, 2022, an employee and a coworker were attempting t o retighten a hydraulic line that had a small leak that was in front of the hydr aulic line that they had previously replaced. The employee was fatally crushed i n between the dog bone (middle section, in between the bucket arms) and the fron t frame of the loader. The bucket, which was attached to the arms, was in a rais ed position during the retightening of the hydraulic line. The employee and cowo rker had raised the bucket to check to see if the newly installed hydraulic line was working correctly and holding pressure. The line exploded, and the loader lost hydraulic pressure. As a result, the arm/dogbone fell from the raised posit ion, crushing/pinning the employee who was in between the dogbone and the front frame of the loader. The employee was killed due to blunt force trauma.

Keywords:blunt force trauma, bucket , caught between, crushed, explosion, hydraulic, hydraulic line, loader, loader bucket, pinned

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1580400.015 Fatality Excavating and loading machine operators
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