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Inspection: 106206782 - Growers Fertilizer Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Tampa

Nr: 106206782Report ID: 0420600Open Date: 10/10/1990

Growers Fertilizer Corporation
312 No. Buena Vista Drive
Lake Alfred, FL 33850
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2875/Fertilizers, Mixing Only
Mailing: P.O. Box 1407, Lake Alfred, FL 33850

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/11/1990
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:01/14/1992

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360728828    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3 6
Current Violations 2 3 5
Initial Penalty $900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $900
Current Penalty $600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $600
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100176 G 10/31/1990 11/20/1990 $420 $420 $0 11/29/1990 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100212 A01 10/31/1990 11/20/1990 $300 $300 $0 11/29/1990 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100252 C02 V 10/31/1990 11/03/1990 $180 $180 $0 11/29/1990 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 02001 Other 19100106 D02 I 10/31/1990 11/08/1990 $0 $0 $0 11/29/1990 -
  5. 02002 Other 19100252 D02 VIC 10/31/1990 11/03/1990 $0 $0 $0 11/29/1990 -
  6. 02003 Other 19101200 F05 I 10/31/1990 11/08/1990 $0 $0 $0 11/29/1990 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14345607Event: 10/01/1990Employee Crushed To Death When Caught In Capstan
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on or about October 1, 1990, Employee #1 was performing his normal task of mixing fertilizers and sending them to special bins. He wrapped the manila rope around the capstan twice and started to pull the rope tighter to engage the conveyor system when he was evidently pulled by the capstan. His left hand and arm were caught and his arm wrapped around the capstan. He tried to extricate himself with his right hand, but it became caught in the rope and his thumb and right index finger were nearly severed. Employee #1 could not get to the switch to turn the machine off because he was out of position. The stop switch is approximately 52 inches from the capstan and the operator must stand in front of the capstan and switch, not on the side. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital. He died 3 days later.
Keywords: fertilizer mixing, laceration, hand, rope, finger, caught by, construction, arm
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 106206782 Fatality Other Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.

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