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Inspection: 303187538 - Okeelanta Corporation

Inspection Information - Office: Ft. Lauderdale

Nr: 303187538Report ID: 0418800Open Date: 01/22/2001

Okeelanta Corporation
Farm 4, Field Cd37n
South Bay, FL 33493
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0722/Crop Harvesting, Primarily by Machine
NAICS: 115113/ Crop Harvesting, Primarily by Machine
Mailing: Po Box 86, 21250 Us 27, South Bay, FL 33493

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/05/2001
Close Case:03/07/2002

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

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

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19280057 A06 IV 06/05/2001 07/23/2001 $7,000 $7,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200673150Event: 01/21/2001Employee Killed When Run Over By Tractor
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on January 21, 2001, a fire had started in a sugar cane harvester in a field being harvested. The operator pulled the harvester out of the cane and into the open field. He then got out with a fire extinguisher and began fighting the fire. An operator from one of the two following transport tractors pulling receiving trailers also got out to assist. At this point the operator of a water wagon stationed at the south end of the field noticed the fire and proceeded to the scene and parked near the harvester. The operator started his pump from the open cab and using a 1.5-in. fire hose, wet down the harvester and put the fire out. Sometime during this operation, without the other operators knowing, Employee #1, the operator of the second transport tractor dismounted his vehicle and walked the back of the water wagon and stood in front of the tires of the water trailer. After the fire was out the water wagon operator noticed smoke coming from the field where the harvester had been working. The operator started to drive the water wagon towards the smoke when he heard the other two operators yelling. After stopping and dismounting the tractor and walking back towards the other operators, he saw Employee #1, the operator of the second transport tractor, lying on the ground where the water wagon had been parked to fight the fire. Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: farm machinery, fire, crushed, struck by, tractor
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 303187538 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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