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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1575080.015 - Gem State Processing, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Boise


Inspection Nr: 1575080.015
Report ID: 1032500
Date Opened: 01/26/2022

Site Address:
Gem State Processing, Llc
951 Hwy 30
Heyburn, ID 83336

Mailing Address:
951 Hwy 30, Heyburn, ID 83336

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 311423/Dried and Dehydrated Food Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: Y

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 01/27/2022


Case Closed: 06/30/2022

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1858988
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $28,714 $0 $0 $0 $0 $28,714
Current Penalty $28,714 $0 $0 $0 $0 $28,714
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 19100028 B01 I 05/13/2022 06/09/2022 $14,357 $14,357 $0 Z - Issued  
2. 01002 Serious 19100132 D01 05/13/2022 06/09/2022 $14,357 $14,357 $0 Z - Issued  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 143197.015
Event: 01/26/2022
Employee Is Killed In Fall Through Catwalk

At 3:00 a.m. on January 26, 2022, an employee who worked as a Maintenance Mechan ic for a food manufacturing company died from a 15-foot fall. The employee and a coworker (Night Shift Maintenance Lead) were installing a belt on a conveyor. The employee fell through a 15-foot high catwalk to the concrete ground below. T he employee and coworker had previously removed a section of the metal catwalk g rate so they could pull the new conveyor belt through the conveyor. The employee incurred head and torso fractures which killed him.

Keywords:belt, catwalk, conveyor, engineering controls, fall, fall from elevation, fall protection, floor grate, floor hole, fracture, grate, head, installing, lack of engineering controls, lack of work procedures, maintenan

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1575080.015 Fatality Machinery maintenance occupations
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