Inspection: 1343942.015 - Green Plains, Inc.
Inspection Information - Office: Omaha
Green Plains, Inc.
214 20th St.
Central City, NE 68826
214 20th St., Central City, NE 68826
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 325193/Ethyl Alcohol Manufacturing
Inspection Type: Referral
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 11/07/2018
Case Closed: 02/12/2019
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard Cited||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Serious||19100147 D02||12/18/2018||01/22/2019||$6,467||$12,934||$0||I - Informal Settlement|
At 11:15 a.m. on August 23, 2018, Employee #1, an operations manager, was evalua ting an EA level puck/transmitter on evaporator vessel #13, in a non PSM area of the ethanol facility, which was giving false readings. The stillage vessel was flushed twice with hot evaporator condensate and supposedly emptied. The manual stillage discharge valve was not locked out after emptying the hot liquid and th e tank was still full. The employee and the Production Supervisor were attemptin g to remove the upper level puck by removing four bolts. The level puck was stuc k and Employee #1 pried it off and 180 degree hot condensate water spilled out o ver his upper body. He suffered first and second degree burns to forty percent o f his upper body and was transferred to a nearby burn center for treatment.
Keywords:burn, hot water, lockout, maintenance, struck by, torso
|1||1343942.015||Hospitalized injury||Production coordinators|