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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1426882.015 - Nature'S Choice, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Savannah

Nr: 1426882.015Report ID: 0418400Open Date: 08/26/2019

Nature'S Choice, Inc.
704 Rogers Road
Glennville, GA 30427
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 113210/Forest Nurseries and Gathering of Forest Products
Mailing: 704 Rogers Road, Glennville, GA 30427

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/26/2019
Emphasis: N:AmputateClose Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $13,494 $0 $20,781 $0 $0 $34,275
Current Penalty $23,885 $0 $0 $0 $0 $23,885
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100022 A01 02/19/2020 $13,494 $13,494 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 02001 Serious 19100219 C02 I 02/19/2020 $10,391 $20,781 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 119395.015Event: 08/22/2019Employee Dies From Crushing Injuries
At 4:30 p.m. on August 22, 2019, Employee #1 told management that he was going to "dig out" around the sorter/screener machine. The employee left the area after speaking to management with a pitch fork in hand. At the end of the shift, management noticed that the sorter/screener machine was still running, and went to investigate. Employee #1 was found unresponsive, next to the conveyance system of the screener/sorter machine with blunt force trauma. He had sustained crushing injuries and died.
Keywords: unresponsive, lockout, maintenance, crushed
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1426882.015 Fatality Other Machine operators, not specified

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