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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 17395583 - Del-Jen, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Nashville

Nr: 17395583Report ID: 0420100Open Date: 09/21/1989

Del-Jen, Inc.
Nas Airfield Runway 14
Millington, TN 38054
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 8744/Facilities Support Management Services
Mailing: Nas Memphis, P. O. Box 54188, Millington, TN 38054

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/21/1989
Close Case:11/15/1989

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $720 $0 $0 $0 $0 $720
Current Penalty $720 $0 $0 $0 $0 $720
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 11/03/1989 11/08/1989 $720 $720 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14336853Event: 09/19/1989Employee Killed In Fall From Tractor
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on September 19, 1989, Employee #1 was mowing the rough brush adjacent to the airport runway using a John Deere tractor, Model Number 2550 and a "bush hog". Employee #1 was thrown from the tractor when the left front wheel dropped into a wash out 4 ft deep. The tractor continued on, moving in a circle to the left. The circle was 117 ft in diameter. The tractor returned to near its original track, running over the employee who became lodged under the left bottom wing of the "bush hog". As the tractor moved forward a short distance both front wheels dropped in to another 4 ft deep wash out and became stuck. The power take-off on the tractor continued to operate the "bush hog" which mutilated the employee, killing him. The employee was not wearing the seat belt provided.
Keywords: laceration, seat belt, tractor, power take-off, bush hog
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 17395583 Fatality Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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