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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $150 $0 $150
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3314 A 02/20/1997 02/20/1997 $150 $5,000 $0 A - Amendment

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170617468 Event: 10/08/1996Employee Injured When Caught By Ram Of Cotton Pusher
Employee #1 was working at a cotton gin when the cotton pusher, the machine that brings the cotton down into the baler, became stuck. He shut down the system and locked it out electrically; however, he did not shut off the air pressure and bleed down the line before getting into the cotton pusher to free up the ram. Employee #1 had cleared the ram when it moved back suddenly, catching his upper torso and right arm against the frame of the machine. Employee #1 sustained injuries that required hospitalization.
Keywords: air pressure, agriculture, work rules, torso, lockout, caught between, cotton gin, arm, ram
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125776526 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.

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