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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $6,827 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,827
Current Penalty $6,827 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,827
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 07/21/2021 09/07/2021 $6,827 $6,827 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 132852.015 Event: 01/22/2021Employee Is Killed When Struck By Chain
At 11:00 a.m. on January 22, 2021, an employee was driving a John Deere 4850 tra ctor pulling a manure spreader when the tractor got stuck in the snow. A cowork er drove a John Deere 9300 tractor to the site to pull out the employee's tracto r. The employee attached a chain to the drawbar of the coworker's tractor and t o the front of his tractor. As the employee and the coworker began driving, the chain snapped and struck the hood of the employee's tractor. The chain smashed t he cab window and struck the employee in the face, killing him.
Keywords: agriculture, agriculture machinery/vehicle, broken chain, chain, driver, face, farm machinery, fracture, metal bar, skull, struck by, towed equipment, tractor
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1512480.015 Fatality Farm equipment mechanics

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