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Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $46,811 $0 $0 $0 $0 $46,811
Current Penalty $46,811 $0 $0 $0 $0 $46,811
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100023 B08 08/16/2021 08/26/2021 $7,802 $7,802 $0 09/08/2021 C - Contested
  2. 01001B Serious 19100023 C11 08/16/2021 08/26/2021 $0 $0 $0 09/08/2021 C - Contested
  3. 01002 Serious 19100028 B01 I 08/16/2021 08/26/2021 $11,703 $11,703 $0 09/08/2021 C - Contested
  4. 01003 Serious 19100147 C04 I 08/16/2021 09/03/2021 $13,653 $13,653 $0 09/08/2021 C - Contested
  5. 01004A Serious 19100147 D02 08/16/2021 09/03/2021 $13,653 $13,653 $0 09/08/2021 C - Contested
  6. 01004B Serious 19100147 D03 08/16/2021 09/10/2021 $0 $0 $0 09/08/2021 C - Contested
  7. 01004C Serious 19100147 D04 I 08/16/2021 09/03/2021 $0 $0 $0 09/08/2021 C - Contested

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 133899.015 Event: 03/03/2021Employee Is Killed After Being Caught In Mulch Machine
At 6:05 p.m. on March 3, 2021, an employee was clearing jammed mulch from a Colo rbiotics Sahara X3 coloring machine. The employee disconnected power from the ma chine, entered the hopper and began removing mulch. The employee then exited the hopper, restored power and restarted the machine. The employee reentered the ma chine a second time without disconnecting power before climbing into the hopper. Upon climbing into the hopper, the bridged mulch collapsed and the employee fel l through into the rotating machine parts, killing him. Injuries included amputa tion of arm and leg, impalement and multiple internal injuries.
Keywords: abdomen, amputated, amputation, arm, asphyxiated, back, caught in, chest, collapse, fracture, hopper, impaled, inexperience, jammed, laceration, leg, lighting, lockout, lockout/tagout, machine operator, material handling
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1517544.015 Fatality Mixing and blending machine operators

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