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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1281165.015 - Roger Molter Farms Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Michigan Safety Gen

Nr: 1281165.015Report ID: 0552652Open Date: 12/04/2017

Roger Molter Farms Inc
33204 Dixon St.
Dowagiac, MI 49047
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 111339/Other Noncitrus Fruit Farming
Mailing: 6808 Territorial Rd, Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/15/2017
Close Case:01/17/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 101267.015Event: 10/21/2017Employee Is Crushed And Killed By A Harvester
At 5:30 p.m. on October 21, 2017, an employee was backing a walk-behind Friday Cherry shaker harvester into a pole barn. The employee backed the harvester into the wall of the pole barn. The constant pressure lever was caught on the employee and was not able to release it and disengage the harvester. The employee's chest was pinned and crushed by the harvester and was killed.
Keywords: pinned, harvester, agriculture machinery/vehicle, chest, crushed
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1281165.015 Fatality Other Farmers, except horticultural

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