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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1393601.015 - Opal-Foods Cooperative Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa

Nr: 1393601.015Report ID: 0751910Open Date: 04/16/2019

Opal-Foods Cooperative Inc.
1166 Hardin Roadnull
Iowa Falls, IA 50126
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 112310/Chicken Egg Production
Mailing: 16194 Highway 59null, Neosho, MO 64850

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/16/2019
Emphasis: N:Amputate, S:AmputateClose Case:08/07/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1445090 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $6,929 $0 $0 $778 $0 $7,707
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $7,707 $0 $7,707
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Other 19100178 L03 I M 06/14/2019 08/01/2019 $6,929 $6,929 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Other 19100178 L03 II 06/14/2019 08/01/2019 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 02001 Other 19040029 B01 06/14/2019 08/01/2019 $778 $778 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 115441.015Event: 04/11/2019Employee Incurs Multiple Injuries When Forklift Falls From D
At 7:30 a.m. on April 11, 2019, an employee was working for a firm that produced chicken eggs. He was loading twenty-four pallets of eggs onto a semi-trailer ba cked up to a loading dock. The dock was estimated to be of "standard" height, so me 1.2 to 1.3 meters (48 to 52 inches). The employee was operating a three-wheel electric Yale model number ERP030VTN36TE082 forklift, with serial number G807N0 8669N. It had a capacity of 1,360 kilograms (3,000 pounds). The forklift was equ ipped with an operator restraint system and overhead protection. The employee to ok the paperwork involved to the driver waiting in the truck and told the driver to come in and secure the eggs with load locks. The employee remembered there w as a pallet of empty flats that needed go on the trailer. He went back into the trailer with the forklift and a pallet of egg flats. He was backing out of the t railer when the truck's driver suddenly pulled forward. Neither the truck wheels nor the trailer wheels were chocked. There was no vehicle restraint system inst alled on the dock. There was no method to communicate with the driver other than face-to-face. The forklift began to fall between the trailer and dock. The empl oyee unbuckled his seat belt and jumped from the forklift onto the ground. The f orklift landed upright with the employee's shoe caught under it. Emergency respo nders were called. The fire department responded and used an air bag to lift the forklift off the employee's foot. The foot was uninjured, but the employee suff ered three broken ribs and a separated shoulder as a result of falling to the lo wer level. He was hospitalized for one night.
Keywords: emergency response, fall, falling object, forklift, fracture, ind trk operator, industrial truck, loading dock, overhead protection, pallet, palletized cargo, rib, seat belt, shoulder, trailer truck, truck, truck dri
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1393601.015 Hospitalized injury Laborers, except construction

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