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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1343942.015 - Green Plains, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Omaha


Inspection Nr: 1343942.015
Report ID: 0728900
Date Opened: 08/29/2018

Site Address:
Green Plains, Inc.
214 20th St.
Central City, NE 68826

Mailing Address:
214 20th St., Central City, NE 68826

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 325193/Ethyl Alcohol Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Referral

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Health

Close Conference: 11/07/2018

Emphasis: L:Repvehicle

Case Closed: 02/12/2019

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 1374561 Yes
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $12,934 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,934
Current Penalty $6,467 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,467
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# 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  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 108842.015
Event: 08/23/2018
Employee Sustains Hot Water Burns

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

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1343942.015 Hospitalized injury Production coordinators
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