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Inspection: 1493504.015 - 102046 - Gerken Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Minnesota

 

Inspection Nr: 1493504.015
Report ID: 0552700
Open Date: 09/17/2020

Site Address:
102046 - Gerken Inc
423 2nd St W
Wabasha, MN 55981

Mailing Address:
423 2nd St W, Wabasha, MN 55981

Union Status: NonUnion

SIC:

NAICS: 424510/Grain and Field Bean Merchant Wholesalers


Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 02/19/2021

Emphasis:

Close Case:


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1661439
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 1 7
Current Violations 6 1 7
Initial Penalty $126,750 $0 $0 $1,250 $0 $128,000
Current Penalty $103,000 $0 $0 $1,000 $0 $104,000
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 19100272 E02 02/22/2021 03/18/2021 $2,000 $25,000 $0 03/05/2021 F - Formal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19100272 G01 I 02/22/2021 03/18/2021 $25,000 $25,000 $0 03/05/2021 F - Formal Settlement  
3. 01003 Serious 19100272 G01 II 02/22/2021 02/26/2021 $25,000 $25,000 $0 03/05/2021 F - Formal Settlement  
4. 01004 Serious 19100272 G01 III 02/22/2021 07/07/2021 $1,000 $1,750 $0 03/05/2021 F - Formal Settlement  
5. 01005 Serious 19100272 G02 02/22/2021 02/26/2021 $25,000 $25,000 $0 03/05/2021 F - Formal Settlement  
6. 01006 Serious 19100272 G03 02/22/2021 02/26/2021 $25,000 $25,000 $0 03/05/2021 F - Formal Settlement  
7. 02001 Other 19040039 A01 02/22/2021 02/26/2021 $1,000 $1,250 $0 03/05/2021 F - Formal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 129600.015
Event: 09/14/2020
Employee Is Engulfed In Corn Bin And Is Killed

On 9/14/20, an employee was attempting to clear jams resulting from caked chunks of corn plugging at the auger system of a 325,000 bushel corn bin. Following a break, the employee entered the bin via a ladder from its top when he was engulf ed by 12 feet of corn and killed.

Keywords:asphyxiated, auger, auger mechanism, communication, confined space, corn, energized, entry permit, jammed, lockout, lockout/tagout, silo, suffocated, training

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1493504.015 Fatality Occupation not reported
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