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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1507157.015 - Blough Dairy Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa


Inspection Nr: 1507157.015
Report ID: 0751910
Date Opened: 12/17/2020

Site Address:
Blough Dairy Inc
6027 Hess Road
Waterloo, IA 50701

Mailing Address:
6027 Hess Road, Waterloo, IA 50701

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 112120/Dairy Cattle and Milk Production

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 12/17/2020


Case Closed: 07/26/2021

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1706709
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 2 3
Current Violations 1 2 3
Initial Penalty $1,421 $0 $0 $584 $0 $2,005
Current Penalty $1,421 $0 $0 $584 $0 $2,005
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 19280057 A06 06/08/2021 07/26/2021 $1,421 $1,421 $0 Z - Issued  
2. 02001 Other 19040004 A 06/08/2021 07/26/2021 $425 $425 $0 Z - Issued  
3. 02002 Other 19101200 E01 06/08/2021 07/26/2021 $159 $159 $0 Z - Issued  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 131815.015
Event: 12/14/2020
Employee Is Killed Attempting To Unclog Manure Spreader Whil

At 3:00 p.m. on December 14, 2020, an employee was attempting to unclog a Kuhn K night 8141 manure spreader equipped with a 20 ton hopper and twin auger. The emp loyee did not disconnect the equipment from the power source or attempt to shut it down prior to attempting the unclogging. The employee was caught by the auger s and was pulled into the manure spreader, causing massive trauma and killing hi m.

Keywords:agriculture, agriculture machinery/vehicle, auger, auger mechanism, caught by, caught in, confined space, crushed, cut, energized, engulfed, farm machinery, hopper, lockout, lockout/tagout, sawmill, traumatic

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1507157.015 Fatality Farm workers
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