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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 101248318 - Mobley Plant Company

Inspection Information - Office: Savannah

Nr: 101248318Report ID: 0418400Open Date: 11/19/1987

Mobley Plant Company
Dan Whitehurst Farm 6 Mi Sw Of Adel Off Hwy 176
Adel, GA 31620
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0181/Ornamental Floriculture and Nursery Products
Mailing: Rt. 8, Box 634, Moultrie, GA 31768

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/07/1987
Close Case:03/21/1988

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360132435    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $490 $0 $0 $0 $0 $490
Current Penalty $490 $0 $0 $0 $0 $490
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 01/26/1988 02/22/1988 $490 $490 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14340459Event: 09/23/1987Cotton Ignited Inside Farm Machine; Employees Burned
ON SEPTEMBER 23, 1987, AT APPROXIMATELY 3:30 PM, EMPLOYEE #1 AND EMPLOYEE #2 CLIMBED INTO A COTTON MODULE BUILDER WHILE ANOTHER WORKER WAS WELDING ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE MACHINE. THE MACHINE WAS 6 FEET, 6 INCHES WIDE BY 30 FEET LONG BY 9 FEET HIGH, AND OPEN AT THE TOP. THEIR JOB WAS TO MOVE RAW COTTON AWAY FROM THE AREA TO BE WELDED. THE COTTON IGNITED, CAUSING A FIRE WHICH BURNED EMPLOYEE #1 OVER 77% OF HIS BODY AND BURNED EMPLOYEE #2 OVER 65% OF HIS BODY. EMPLOYEE #1 DIED 4 DAYS LATER. EMPLOYEE #2 WAS HOSPITALIZED, BUT SURVIVED.
Keywords: burn, agriculture, work rules, fire, welding, mech mat handling, cotton
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 101248318 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 101248318 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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