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Case Status: OPEN

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Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 2 7
Current Violations 5 2 7
Initial Penalty $63,000 $0 $0 $1,685 $0 $64,685
Current Penalty $63,000 $0 $0 $1,685 $0 $64,685
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3203(A) 05/14/2021 06/09/2021 $1,125 $1,125 $0 09/29/2021 C - Contested
  2. 01002 Other 3314(G)(2)(A) 05/14/2021 06/09/2021 $560 $560 $0 09/29/2021 C - Contested
  3. 02001 Serious 3209(A) 05/14/2021 $6,750 $6,750 $0 09/29/2021 C - Contested
  4. 03001 Serious 3441(A)(1) 05/14/2021 $6,750 $6,750 $0 09/29/2021 C - Contested
  5. 04001 Serious 3440(D)(1) 05/14/2021 06/09/2021 $13,500 $13,500 $0 09/29/2021 C - Contested
  6. 05001 Serious 3440(D)(2) 05/14/2021 $18,000 $18,000 $0 09/29/2021 C - Contested
  7. 06001 Serious 3314(C) 05/14/2021 $18,000 $18,000 $0 09/29/2021 C - Contested

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 130377.015 Event: 10/15/2020Employee Is Killed When Pulled Into Harvester
At 5:30 a.m. on October 15, 2020, an employee was greasing the spinach harvestin g machine with a grease gun for routine maintenance. There were no direct witnes ses to the accident however the employee was last observed on the ground greasin g the machine by a coworker who left the area to retrieve a water tank. When th e coworker returned to the area, he found the employee on the platform, not movi ng, with his hoodie caught around the shaft of the machine. The coworker climbed up the ladder and pulled the cord to stop machine. Emergency services were cal led, and the employee pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: agriculture machinery/vehicle, caught in, crushed, harvester, maintenance
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1497587.015 Fatality Laborers, except construction

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