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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 303985477 - Watford, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Jacksonville

Nr: 303985477Report ID: 0419700Open Date: 07/20/2001

Watford, Inc.
431 Nw 27th Ave
Ocala, FL 34475
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4213/Trucking, Except Local
Mailing: 505 Ne 4th St, Okeechobee, FL 34972

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/27/2001
Close Case:07/03/2002

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $9,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,800
Current Penalty $5,880 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,880
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 01/08/2002 02/04/2002 $2,940 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19100146 C01 01/08/2002 01/28/2002 $2,940 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19100146 C04 01/08/2002 01/28/2002 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201351517Event: 07/20/2001Employee Asphyxiated
Employee #1 was operating a hopper trailer that allowed bran to be unloaded from a bottom opening. The hopper trailer was positioned over a pit opening that was covered with a grate. Employee #1 opened the bottom of the hopper trailer to dump the bran into the pit. After dumping most of the bran, Employee used a broom to sweep the remaining bran from the sides of the hopper trailer. There were no witnesses, but it is believed that Employee #1 fell into the bottom of the hopper trailer while he was sweeping. Employee #1 died of hypertension and atherosclerotic heart disease, with the contributory factor as asphyxia.
Keywords: asphyxiated, heart attack, hopper, grain, fall, trailer
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 303985477 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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