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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1553549.015 - 103487 - Greiner Balsiger - Rohweder Dba Bgr Dairy

Inspection Information - Office: Minnesota


Inspection Nr: 1553549.015
Report ID: 0552700
Date Opened: 09/16/2021

Site Address:
103487 - Greiner Balsiger - Rohweder Dba Bgr Dairy
27998 Co Hwy 9
Lake Park, MN 56554

Mailing Address:
27998 Co Hwy 9, Lake Park, MN 56554

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 112120/Dairy Cattle and Milk Production

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Health

Close Conference: 03/04/2022


Case Closed: 04/07/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1812250
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $600 $0 $0 $1,500 $0 $2,100
Current Penalty $600 $0 $0 $1,500 $0 $2,100
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 182.653(08) 03/09/2022 04/02/2022 $300 $300 $0 Z - Issued  
2. 01002 Serious 182.676 03/09/2022 04/02/2022 $300 $300 $0 Z - Issued  
3. 02001 Other 19040039 A01 03/09/2022 03/13/2022 $1,500 $1,500 $0 Z - Issued  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 139224.015
Event: 09/05/2021
Employee Is Killed By Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

At 12:00 a.m. on September 5, 2021, Employee #1 was the overnight supervisor of a four person crew at a dairy farm that was preparing the cows for the "hospital " milking process and realized, at 2:30 a.m., that Employee #1 was not present t o conduct the milking. At 2:45 a.m., one of the employees went to search for Em ployee #1 and found him dead on the floor of the breakroom. The medical examiner 's office determined the cause of death to be carbon monoxide toxicity, but the inspection did not identify a potential for significant exposure within the work place.

Keywords:carbon monoxide, farm

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1553549.015 Fatality Occupation not reported
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