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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1303481.015 - Plainview Growers, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Parsippany

Nr: 1303481.015Report ID: 0214200Open Date: 03/21/2018

Plainview Growers, Inc.
229 Farm Road
Pompton Plains, NJ 07444
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 111421/Nursery and Tree Production
Mailing: 229 Farm Road, Pompton Plains, NJ 07444

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/20/2018
Close Case:12/03/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $28,271 $0 $0 $0 $0 $28,271
Current Penalty $16,296 $0 $0 $0 $0 $16,296
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19280057 C05 I A 09/20/2018 10/12/2018 $5,820 $8,315 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19280057 A06 09/20/2018 10/12/2018 $0 $8,315 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002 Serious 19280057 A11 09/20/2018 10/12/2018 $10,476 $11,641 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 104063.015Event: 03/21/2018Employee Is Killed When Caught Between Cross Bar And Sprocke
At 7:30 a.m. on March 21, 2018, Employee #1 was moving orchid trays onto an inclined Hawe tray mover conveyor that carried the trays from one greenhouse to another. During operation, the first tray came off of its track and Employee #1 stepped inside of the conveyor to pick up the tray and put it back on the track. The conveyor started up when the electric eye did not see the side of the tray, and Employee #1 became caught between the moving cross bar of the conveyor and the sprocket wheel at the end of the conveyor. Employee #1 was killed, having suffered crushing injuries of his chest and abdomen, a fractured thoracic spine, and a complete abdominal aortic artery laceration.
Keywords: abdomen, lockout, laceration, fracture, crushed, crossarm, conveyor, chest, artery, wheel, sprocket, spine
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1303481.015 Fatality Asphyxia Laborers, except construction

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