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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 123481426 - L & S Cotton Harvesting

Inspection Information - Office: Austin

Nr: 123481426Report ID: 0625400Open Date: 10/13/1995

L & S Cotton Harvesting
Tusa Farm, Off Fm 413
Highbank, TX 76680
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0722/Crop Harvesting, Primarily by Machine
Mailing: P.O. Box 568, Marlin, TX 76661

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/24/1995
Close Case:10/24/1996

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $3,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,000
Current Penalty $1,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 11/22/1995 11/29/1995 $1,000 $1,500 $0 12/13/1995 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19280057 A06 11/22/1995 11/29/1995 $500 $1,500 $0 12/13/1995 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 02001 Other 19040008 11/22/1995 11/28/1995 $0 $0 $0 12/13/1995 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170084412Event: 10/12/1995Electric Shock - Direct Contact With Overhead Line
An employee was on top of a Case cotton picker, using a plastic pipe to raise the neutral conductor of an overhead power line. He was raising the conductor so that the cotton picker could clear the power line. As the operator drove the cotton picker under the power line, the first employee's back apparently contacted one of the phase conductors. The employee raising the line was electrocuted.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, agriculture, electrocuted, cotton picker, untrained, e ag
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 123481426 Fatality Electric Shock Farm workers

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