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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $25,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $25,300
Current Penalty $25,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $25,300
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19280057 C01 I 05/06/2021 05/30/2021 $25,000 $25,000 $0 05/20/2021 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19280057 C02 I 05/06/2021 05/30/2021 $300 $300 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 132802.015 Event: 01/08/2021Employee Is Killed When Caught By Rotating Parts Of Power Ta
On January 8, 2021, an employee was power washing a turkey barn using a power wa sher attached to a power takeoff device (PTO) powered by a tractor. The employee had finished washing the barn and was likely winterizing the pump by adding ant ifreeze when the incident occurred. In order to add antifreeze to the pump, the PTO shaft would have been running and the spray hose would have to be pulled in order to get the antifreeze to circulate in the pump. The employee was found on his knees with his left arm wrapped around the shaft on the PTO device, which wa s located between the tractor and the power washing equipment. The employee was likely caught by the unguarded rotating parts of the PTO device, which killed hi m.
Keywords: agriculture machinery/vehicle, barn, belt, caught by, cleaning, guard, hose, machine guarding, power take-off, pulley, pump, rotating parts, rotating shaft, tractor, unguarded, water hose
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1512157.015 Fatality Occupation not reported

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