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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $17,435 $0 $0 $0 $0 $17,435
Current Penalty $10,800 $0 $0 $3,000 $0 $13,800
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3314(G)(2)(A) 11/23/2020 $3,000 $3,935 $0 11/23/2020 O - Administrative Law Judge Order
  2. 02001 Serious 3314(C) 11/23/2020 $10,800 $13,500 $0 11/23/2020 O - Administrative Law Judge Order

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 129311.015 Event: 09/08/2020Employee Is Killed When Pulled Into Rice Harvester
At 5:58 p.m. on September 8, 2020, an employee had learned how to operate the Ha rdy H-93 Combine Harvester from a coworker and was operating it by himself. The harvester became clogged with rice straws that he had been harvesting. The emplo yee backed away from his harvesting track to allow passage for another harvester . The employee then exited his operator cab to unclog the harvester but he did n ot turn off the switch that controlled the power to the feeder belt and drum. Wh ile standing on the feeder belt, the employee un-clogged the feeder drum. The un clogging caused the feeder drum and belt to start running and as a result, the e mployee's feet were pulled underneath the feeder drum. The employee was crushed from the feet upwards by the feeder drum which resulted in his death.
Keywords: belt conveyor, caught by, caught in, clogged, drum, energized, harvester
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1491776.015 Fatality Farm workers

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