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Inspection: 116298811 - Decas Cranberry Company, Incorporated

Inspection Information - Office: South Boston

Nr: 116298811Report ID: 0111400Open Date: 03/06/2002

Decas Cranberry Company, Incorporated
59 Long Point Road
Lakeville, MA 02347
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0722/Crop Harvesting, Primarily by Machine
Mailing: 219 Main Street, Wareham, MA 02571

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/04/2002
Close Case:02/06/2003

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100460880    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $9,800 $0 $0 $3,500 $0 $13,300
Current Penalty $9,800 $0 $0 $3,500 $0 $13,300
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 04/18/2002 04/29/2002 $4,900 $4,900 $0 05/08/2002 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 01002 Serious 5A0001 04/18/2002 04/29/2002 $4,900 $4,900 $0 05/08/2002 J - ALJ Decision
  3. 02001 Other 19040039 A 04/18/2002 04/23/2002 $3,500 $3,500 $0 05/08/2002 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200461325Event: 03/05/2002Employee Killed When Crushed By Front End Loader
On March 5, 2002, Employee #1, a foreman, and two coworkers were burning brush. The coworkers went home at approximately 3:00 p.m. and Employee #1 was last seen operating a John Deere front end loader, Model JD 544-A, at approximately 3:55 p.m. by members of a construction crew that were working on the opposite side of the bog. Employee #1 parked the front end loader perpendicular to his company pickup truck. The pickup truck was approximately 14 inches from the bucket of the front end loader. Employee #1, who was working alone at the time, was either retrieving a tool or putting tools back into his pickup truck when the front end loader moved forward, struck him in the middle of his back, and pinned him to the right hand side of the pickup truck bed. Employee #1 was killed. He was found by the construction foreman at approximately 5:05 p.m. The construction foreman stated that the front end loader was running in neutral with the parking brake on and the bucket 1 foot above the ground. The accident investigation revealed that the emergency brake on the front end loader was inoperative.
Keywords: brake, pin, loader bucket, back, crushed, loader, struck by, pickup truck
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 116298811 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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