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A sad day for the mushroom community
    #1462627 - 04/16/03 02:12 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

http://www.zwire.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=7617860&BRD=2212&PAG=461&dept_id=465812&rfi=6

Berks County mushroom plant fined for worker's death
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Information from: Reading Eagle

A mushroom plant where a worker died when he was scooped up by a front-end loader and dumped into a compost grinder has been fined more than $12,000 by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, officials said.
Richard D. Kielbasa, 51, had been collecting samples from a compost pile when the accident happened Nov. 28, investigators said.

OSHA has issued two citations to Ontelaunee Farms Inc., one for general disregard for safety conditions and another for failing to have protective equipment and reflective clothing for workers, OSHA investigator Robert Fink said. The Muhlenberg Township plant was issued $12,600 in penalties.

The plant has corrected the violations since the accident, Fink said.

Plant owner Giorgi Mushroom Company has appealed the citations and a hearing is pending, Fink said. A person answering the telephone at Ontelaunee Farms on Saturday said plant officials had no comment on the citations.

Police have determined that the death was an accident, and the investigation is complete.

Kielbasa, a 24-year employee and assistant general manager, was collecting samples from 40-tall piles of compost.

"It is possible he could have been bent over trying to get samples," police chief Robert Flanagan said. "We think it (the loader) hit him, knocked him down and knocked him out, then scooped him up."

Steam coming off the mushroom compost hindered the visibility of the driver of the front-end loader, Fink said.

If the additional safety measures had been taken, the accident could have been prevented, investigators said.

"The equipment and clothing doesn't always eliminate the hazard, but it reduces the probability of an accident occurring," Fink said.



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Re: A sad day for the mushroom community [Re: Bi0TeK]
    #1463214 - 04/16/03 10:17 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Fuckin nuts!!!!!!
Man, shit happens that poor dude?


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Re: A sad day for the mushroom community [Re: bluelou]
    #1463311 - 04/16/03 11:28 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

sucks. reminds me of the diver that got scooped up and dropped on a forest fire. hmm, went to search for the specific forest fire and it seems this has been classified as an urban legend. funny, i remeber reading about it the day it happened in several papers and seeingit on the news. coverup?


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Re: A sad day for the mushroom community [Re: debianlinux]
    #1468851 - 04/18/03 12:29 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

doubtfull about the diver and fire that was a story line on CSI.


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Re: A sad day for the mushroom community [Re: blaze2]
    #1468865 - 04/18/03 12:35 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

allot of the storylines on CSI are based on real casses. It might be true.


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Re: A sad day for the mushroom community [Re: SuperSpun]
    #1469394 - 04/18/03 05:11 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

A freind of mine worked for the forrestry service as a fireman. He says it's an urban legend.


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Re: A sad day for the mushroom community [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #6238446 - 11/02/06 11:30 AM (10 years, 1 month ago)

I know this post is ridiculously old, but, c'mon people.  The guys name was Richard Keilbasa.  Dick Keilbasa.  Dick Sausage.  Whether this is true or not (I'm going with the latter), that's hilarious! :grin:


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