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Tri-County Meats

Address: RD#2, Box 1184, Claysburg, PA 16625
Establishment No.: m09573

USDA Inspection Report: 25 Jul 2011

Code: 04C02
Violation: 313.1

Citation: Hat Category: Slips and Falls Hat Category: Truck unloading While performing 04C02 and verifying HAT task, truck unloading, at approximately 1140 on Monday, July 25, 2011, Dr. [redacted] and I observed the last cow slip and fall while exiting the livestock trailer entering the loading/unloading ramp area. No injury occurred and with minimal prodding (one time), the animal recovered itself, passed ante-mortem inspection and walked to the knocking pen. The dock area was wet from unusually heavy rain but had a light covering of barn grip product. No regulatory control was taken because this was the last unloading of the day. Under normal dry conditions in the past no slips or falls have been observed at this location. I verbally notified [redacted] humane handling personnel, of the noncompliance. Plant verbally stated that during heavy rain they will suspend unloading until conditions improve. You have failed to comply with 9CFR 313.1(b) which states," (b) Floors of livestock pens, ramps, and driveways shall be constructed and maintained so as to provide good footing for livestock. Slip resistant or waffled floor surfaces, cleated ramps and the use of sand, as appropriate, during winter months are examples of acceptable construction and maintenance

Regulation:

313.1 Floors of livestock pens, ramps, and driveways shall be constructed and maintained so as to provide good footing for livestock. Slip resistant or waffled floor surfaces, cleated ramps and the use of sand, as appropriate, during winter months are examples of acceptable conctruction and maintenance.

 

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