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Inspection: 307412916 - Pinecliff Planters Cotton Gin, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Savannah

Nr: 307412916Report ID: 0418400Open Date: 10/23/2006

Pinecliff Planters Cotton Gin, Llc
7571 Pinecliff Road P.O. Box 677
Camilla, GA 31730
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0724/Cotton Ginning
NAICS: 115111/Cotton Ginning

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/24/2006
Emphasis: N:Amputate, S:AmputationsClose Case:05/07/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral200904829 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 3 5
Current Violations 2 3 5
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
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 03/02/2007 03/21/2007 $2,500 $2,500 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19280057 C04 I 03/02/2007 03/07/2007 $2,500 $2,500 $0 -
  3. 02001 Other 19101200 E01 03/02/2007 03/28/2007 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 02002 Other 19101200 G01 03/02/2007 03/28/2007 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 02003 Other 19101200 H01 03/02/2007 03/28/2007 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200901957Event: 10/12/2006Employee Amputates Foot In Cotton Baler
On October 12, 2006, Employee #1 and three coworkers were performing maintenance on a cotton baler machine. A coworker, the Head Ginner, disconnected the power to the equipment at a control panel, which was located approximately 12 ft from the baler machine. Then, the Head Ginner removed an approximately 58-in. long by 26-in. wide steel plate floor cover that accesses the hydraulic baling compactor below floor level, as Employee #1 and a coworker took their work positions by sitting on the floor with their legs and feet in the open floor hole. After performing maintenance, the Head Ginner returned to the control panel and sounded an audible alarm, and approximately 5-7 seconds later, activated the baler machine. Employee #1 had not yet cleared his feet from the floor opening when the equipment was activated and the machine rotation crushed his right foot. Emergency medical personnel were summoned. They arrived and transported Employee #1 to a medical center. At the hospital, he underwent surgical procedures that involved amputating his right foot due to the traumatic injuries sustained to the foot. After undergoing surgical procedures, he was hospitalized during which he received postoperative treatment. The factors that contributed to the accident were insufficient or inadequate machine guarding and training.
Keywords: maintenance, amputated, foot, machine--misc
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 307412916 Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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