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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300579182 - Southern Cotton Oil Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Lubbock


Inspection Nr: 300579182
Report ID: 0627400
Date Opened: 02/22/2000

Site Address:
Southern Cotton Oil Inc.
N.E Side Off Fm 419 3 Mi North Of
Sweetwater, TX 79556

Mailing Address:
Po Box 420, Sweetwater, TX 79556

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: Y

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 02/24/2000

Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing

Emphasis: L:Fall

Case Closed: 02/16/2001

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 360909691
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $5,000
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 Other 19100023 C01 03/31/2000 12/15/2000 $5,000 $5,000 $0 04/20/2000 J - ALJ Decision  
2. 02001 Other 19100027 F 03/31/2000 04/19/2000 $0 $0 $0 04/20/2000 J - ALJ Decision  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 200810646
Event: 02/21/2000
Employee Killed In Fall From Truck Catwalk

Employee #1 was filling a paddle wagon feed truck when, for some reason, he fell 12 ft from the trucks' catwalk onto a concrete surface. He struck a metal crossbrace as he fell and suffered injuries to his head and to the left side of his body. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he died of severe brain damage.

Keywords:loading, head, work rules, struck against, catwalk, fall, fall protection, unstable position

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300579182 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported
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