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Inspection: 303946743 - Imc Fertilizer, Inc. (New Wales)

Inspection Information - Office: Tampa

Nr: 303946743Report ID: 0420600Open Date: 12/18/2000

Imc Fertilizer, Inc. (New Wales)
3095 County Road 640, West
Mulberry, FL 33860
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2874/Phosphatic Fertilizers
Mailing: P.O. Box 2000, Mulberry, FL 33860

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/22/2001
Close Case:06/22/2001

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
Current Penalty $5,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,600
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100023 A07 05/23/2001 05/30/2001 $5,600 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 02001A Other 19100146 F05 05/23/2001 05/30/2001 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 3. 02001B Other 19100146 F06 05/23/2001 05/30/2001 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 4. 02001C Other 19100146 J02 05/23/2001 05/30/2001 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202311239Event: 11/26/2000Employee Is Killed When He Falls From An Elevation
On November 26, 2000, a four-member crew was cleaning out a vessel called a Lump Breaker. The Lump Breaker, located on the DAP-2 side of the fertilizer plant, is an enclosed space that has two access doors, one at the top of the space, and one at the bottom. The cleaning process requires two men to enter the chamber to remove lumps of material that have created a blockage to the flow of material through the chamber. Air hammers are used to loosen the material. Two men work out side of the chamber as attendants. The lumps of material are removed and discharged through an access door in the bottom. The floor opening is created by removing a 15-inch by 40-inch section of the metal floor. At the time of the accident, the employees had completed the cleaning process. As one employee exited the bottom door in the Lump Breaker, he closed the door and stepped back. He then fell through the opening in the floor of the supporting platform. The employee died from a concussion.
Keywords: head, cleaning, fall, fall protection, floor opening, concussion, door
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 303946743 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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