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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1610004.015 - Flowerwood Nursery, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Mobile


Inspection Nr: 1610004.015
Report ID: 0418600
Date Opened: 07/25/2022

Site Address:
Flowerwood Nursery, Inc.
6470 Dauphin Island Parkway
Mobile, AL 36605

Mailing Address:
15315 Kelly Rd., Loxley, AL 36551

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 444220/ Nursery, Garden Center, and Farm Supply Stores

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 07/25/2022


Case Closed: 02/06/2023

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1923220 Yes
Accident 1929355
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $11,396 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,396
Current Penalty $11,396 $0 $0 $0 $0 $11,396
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 5A0001 01/09/2023 01/20/2023 $11,396 $11,396 $0 Z - Issued  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 148141.015
Event: 08/04/2022
Employee Is Killed When Crushed Between Excavator And Loader

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

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1610004.015 Fatality
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