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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1598449.015 - 151892 - Metrolina Greenhouses, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh


Inspection Nr: 1598449.015
Report ID: 0453710
Date Opened: 05/25/2022

Site Address:
151892 - Metrolina Greenhouses, Inc.
16400 Huntersville-Concord Road
Huntersville, NC 28078

Mailing Address:
16400 Huntersville-Concord Road, Huntersville, NC 28078

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 111422/Floriculture Production

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 06/02/2022


Case Closed: 03/08/2023

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1898351 Yes
Accident 1899248
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $27,553 $0 $0 $1,600 $0 $29,153
Current Penalty $17,909 $0 $0 $1,040 $0 $18,949
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 95.129(01) 11/14/2022 11/18/2022 $9,426 $14,502 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 95.129(01) 11/14/2022 01/06/2023 $8,483 $13,051 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 02001 Other 19040029 A 11/14/2022 11/18/2022 $1,040 $1,600 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 146740.015
Event: 05/24/2022
Employee Dies After Injuring Head In Fall

At approximately 7:15 a.m. on May 24, 2022, an employee and three coworkers were preparing to install overhead grow lighting in a greenhouse. The greenhouse wa s dark, and illumination measured zero foot-candles. The employee and his three coworkers utilized 8 foot step-ladders on rolling plant tables, taking turns in stalling materials overhead and moved themselves along the length of the install ation, by reaching and pulling the overhead 2-in x 2-in. square tubing. One of the coworkers heard a thud and found the employee unconscious and bleeding from his head, it is unclear if the fall was from a ladder or on the same level. The employee was transported to the hospital and died as a result of his injuries o n May 26, 2022.

Keywords:bleeding, fall, head, installing, maintenance, nursery, poor visibility, stepladder, unconsciousness

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1598449.015 Fatality Occupation not reported
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