Inspection: 1610004.015 - Flowerwood Nursery, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Mobile
Flowerwood Nursery, Inc.
6470 Dauphin Island Parkway
Mobile, AL 36605
15315 Kelly Rd., Loxley, AL 36551
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 444220/ Nursery, Garden Center, and Farm Supply Stores
Inspection Type: Fat/Cat
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 07/25/2022
Case Closed: 02/06/2023
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard Cited||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Serious||5A0001||01/09/2023||01/20/2023||$11,396||$11,396||$0||Z - Issued|
At 9:00 a.m. on August 4, 2022, an employee, a supervisor, was attempting to att ach a chain to the bucket of the LB 544H loader and the arm of the Kubota KX 161 -3 mini excavator to get the excavator out of mud. The operator was in the mini excavator trying to drive forward. The operator had the bucket at the max height , approximately 15 feet in the air, and was attempting to drive forward. The ope rator of the excavator was looking at the ground and the tracks and thought he w as using the drive lever but was actually using the lever that raises and lowers the bucket. The operator lowered the bucket and pinned the employee on the grou nd with his head between the bucket of the loader and the bucket of the excavato r. The employee died due to blunt force trauma to the head.
Keywords:blunt force, blunt force trauma, bucket , caught between, chain, connecting, crushed, excavator, head, loader, loader bucket, mud pit, stuck