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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1233434.015 - Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Wichita


Inspection Nr: 1233434.015
Report ID: 0729700
Open Date: 05/17/2017

Site Address:
Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc.
1100 Nw 8th Street
Abilene, KS 67410

Mailing Address:
1621 Dewey St., Salina, KS 67401

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 333111/Farm Machinery and Equipment Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Referral

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Health

Close Conference: 05/17/2017

Emphasis: L:Repvehicle

Close Case:09/11/2017

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1213465 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $32,593 $0 $0 $0 $0 $32,593
Current Penalty $32,593 $0 $0 $0 $0 $32,593
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 19100132 B 08/07/2017 08/31/2017 $10,864 $10,864 $0 Z - Issued  
2. 01002 Serious 19100252 A02 XIV B 08/07/2017 08/31/2017 $12,675 $12,675 $0 Z - Issued  
3. 01003 Serious 19101200 G08 08/07/2017 08/31/2017 $9,054 $9,054 $0 Z - Issued  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 95648.015
Event: 05/11/2017
Employee Catches On Fire And Receives Severe Burns When Weld

At 6:30 p.m. on May 11, 2017, an employee was using a Wilson MIG welder to weld A frames. The employee had been welding on A frames for a few hours and the meta l had an unusual amount of oil on it, which got on the employees gloves and shir t. A spark hit the oil on the employees shirt and caught fire. The employee was wearing the PPE required for radiant heat but not for direct heat coming from a spark. He was also wearing a synthetic shirt under his regular shirt. The emplo yee suffered many severe burns to their stomach, shoulders, arms, face, and lowe r back.

Keywords:arm, back, burn, clothing, combustible liquid, face, heat, shoulder, stomach, welding

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1233434.015 Hospitalized injury Welders and cutters
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