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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1389860.015 - Clarks Mills Dairy Farm, Llp

Inspection Information - Office: Appleton

Nr: 1389860.015Report ID: 0521100Open Date: 04/02/2019

Clarks Mills Dairy Farm, Llp
14329 Upper Falls Rd.Null
Reedsville, WI 54230
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 112120/Dairy Cattle and Milk Production
Mailing: 14329 Upper Falls Rd.Null, Reedsville, WI 54230

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/02/2019
Close Case:08/14/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $17,049 $0 $0 $5,000 $0 $22,049
Current Penalty $15,155 $0 $0 $0 $0 $15,155
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 07/08/2019 07/30/2019 $13,260 $13,260 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19101200 E01 07/08/2019 07/22/2019 $1,895 $3,789 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19101200 F06 07/08/2019 07/22/2019 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01002C Serious 19101200 G01 07/08/2019 07/22/2019 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01002D Serious 19101200 H01 07/08/2019 07/30/2019 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 02001 Other 19040039 A01 07/08/2019 $0 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 114968.015Event: 03/31/2019Employee Is Killed When Struck By Cow
At 4:00 p.m. on March 31, 2019, an employee was working in the milking parlor of a farm, which serviced a herd of 800 cows. There were eight groups of cows, sep arated by their maternity status. Two other coworkers were also working in the m ilking parlor. The milking process involved workers spraying the cows with a foa m teat dip onto their utters, applying a milking apparatuses, reapplying the tea t dip manually, and moving any strangler cows out of the parlor as needed. As ea ch group of cows were went through the process, an employee would open up pen ga tes to bring in the next group for milking. While servicing the cows from Group 7, there was an issue with the cows filling the east side of the milking machine s. The employee and her coworkers were unable to arrange the cows properly betwe en the milking machine and the pneumatic railing, which was designed to hold the cows heads in position during milking. After raising the pneumatic railing to release the cows out into an open concrete pad that was adjacent to the milking machines, some cows did not leave the milking area as intended. As the employee walked from the milking pit to the concrete pad to move the lingering cows, one cow struck her in the chest/torso. The two coworkers came to the aid of the em ployee, who had fallen to the ground and was knocked unconscious. Emergency serv ices were contacted and, upon arrival, the employee was transported to a nearby hospital. However, the employee died in route to the hospital as a result of co mpression injuries she had suffered to her chest cavity when struck by the cow.
Keywords: animal, chest, struck by
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1389860.015 Fatality Farm workers

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