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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 315277277 - Planters Service & Sales, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Little Rock

Nr: 315277277Report ID: 0627100Open Date: 04/14/2011

Planters Service & Sales, Inc.
1305 Hwy 20
Helena, AR 72342
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0721/Crop Planting, Cultivating, and Protecting
NAICS: 115112/ Soil Preparation, Planting, and Cultivating

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:No Insp/Other Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:
Close Case:04/25/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200264141Event: 04/10/2011Employee Dies From Herbicide Poisoning
On April 9, 2011, Employee #1 applied herbicides to the last of approximately 16 fields using a Case Patriot 330 sprayer. On April 10, 2011, Employee #1 cleaned the spray equipment. He stated that his chest hurt and he did not feel well. He did not work on April 11 and sought medical treatment at Helena Regional Medical Center on April 12. He was transferred to the University of Arkansas Medical Center, where he died on April 13, 2011.
Keywords: fertilizer mixing, farm machinery, poisoning
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315277277 Fatality Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported

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