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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 116119751 - Westlands, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Denver

Nr: 116119751Report ID: 0830500Open Date: 08/19/2002

Westlands, Inc.
22110 County Road 8
Meeker, CO 81641
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0139/Field Crops, Except Cash Grains, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 111998/All Other Miscellaneous Crop Farming

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:02/06/2003
Close Case:03/13/2003

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $2,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,500
Current Penalty $2,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 02/11/2003 03/16/2003 $2,000 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201572310Event: 08/16/2002Employee Killed When Trapped In Freezer
On August 16, 2002, Employee #1 entered a walk-in freezer. She turned the internal release mechanism to the 'closed' position and then the handle broke off. This made it impossible for her to turn the mechanism to the 'open' position. Employee #1 was trapped in the freezer, where she froze to death.
Keywords: agriculture, work rules, equipment failure, frozen, freezer compartment, communication, door
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 116119751 Fatality Freezing/Frost Bite Housekeepers and butlers

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