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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 106498454 - Golden Gem Growers, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Tampa

Nr: 106498454Report ID: 0420600Open Date: 06/26/1992

Golden Gem Growers, Inc.
18526 Cr 44a
Eustis, FL 32726
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2037/Frozen Fruits, Fruit Juices, and Vegetables
Mailing: P. O. Drawer 9, Umatilla, FL 32784

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/01/1992
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:07/07/1992

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14333603Event: 06/24/1992Employee Killed When Pinned Under Tractor Mower
Employee #1, a tractor operator, had been mowing orange grove #438, known as Schrieff Harvison Grove. At approximately 7:00 p.m., a coworker found Employee #1 pinned under the mower. The tractor was found still running without the hand brake set. While being transferred to the hospital, Employee #1 told the paramedics that after he had disengaged and partially raised the mower, he had dismounted from the tractor to check the mower. Employee #1 died of internal bleeding from a lacerated heart. Apparently Employee #1 had failed to set the brake, and the tractor, which was on an incline, rolled over Employee #1 and down a hill. The Deutz tractor, model D6806, serial #7562429, was used with a mower FMC 1981, model PG, serial #190431.
Keywords: heart, brake, pinned, work rules, steep grade, laceration, lawn mower, tractor, unmanned, inattention
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 106498454 Fatality Other Groundskeepers and gardeners, except farm

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