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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1598977.015 - Hsu Ginseng Farms, Llp

Inspection Information - Office: Appleton


Inspection Nr: 1598977.015
Report ID: 0521100
Date Opened: 05/31/2022

Site Address:
Hsu Ginseng Farms, Llp
353 Balsam East
Mosinee, WI 54455

Mailing Address:
237895 County Road W, Wausau, WI 54403

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 111419/Other Food Crops Grown Under Cover

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 10/31/2022


Case Closed: 12/16/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1899466
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $10,151 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,151
Current Penalty $10,151 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,151
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 19280057 A06 IV 11/10/2022 12/05/2022 $10,151 $10,151 $0 Z - Issued  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 146592.015
Event: 05/31/2022
Employee Is Crushed And Killed By Vehicle-Mounted Sprayer

At 8:00 a.m. on May 31, 2022, an employee was preparing a vehicle-mounted agricu ltural sprayer to spray fungicide onto a ginseng garden. The employee arrived at the site driving a Ford F250 pick-up truck towing a flatbed trailer carrying th e custom-built sprayer. The employee backed the pickup and trailer into the unpa ved area next to the ginseng garden. The employee accessed a wooden storage box which contained supplies for mixing the fungicide and had prepared the generator and mixer hose to the north of where the vehicle was parked. The employee proce eded to remove the transport chains from the sprayer which was turned on. As the employee was unloading the sprayer from the trailer, he was struck and crushed by the sprayer. The employee was found by a passer-by and emergency services wer e contacted. The employee died from his injuries.

Keywords:agriculture machinery/vehicle, crushed, pickup truck, spraying rig, struck by, trailer, unloading

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1598977.015 Fatality Farm workers
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