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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1602953.015 - 104603 - Crystal Valley Cooperative

Inspection Information - Office: Minnesota


Inspection Nr: 1602953.015
Report ID: 0552700
Date Opened: 06/17/2022

Site Address:
104603 - Crystal Valley Cooperative
3829 Sw 93rd Street
Hope, MN 56046

Mailing Address:
1911 Excel Drive, Mankato, MN 56001

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 424510/Grain and Field Bean Merchant Wholesalers

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Health

Close Conference: 12/09/2022


Case Closed:

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1907863
Case Status: OPEN
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 5 5
Initial Penalty $140,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $140,000
Current Penalty $140,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $140,000
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 19100272 E02 12/09/2022 12/13/2022 $28,000 $28,000 $0 12/19/2022 C - Contested  
2. 01002 Serious 19100272 G01 II 12/09/2022 12/13/2022 $28,000 $28,000 $0 12/19/2022 C - Contested  
3. 01003 Serious 19100272 G02 12/09/2022 12/13/2022 $28,000 $28,000 $0 12/19/2022 C - Contested  
4. 01004 Serious 19100272 G03 12/09/2022 12/13/2022 $28,000 $28,000 $0 12/19/2022 C - Contested  
5. 01005 Serious 19100272 G04 12/09/2022 12/13/2022 $28,000 $28,000 $0 12/19/2022 C - Contested  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 147103.015
Event: 06/16/2022
Employee Is Killed From Being Engulfed By Soybeans

At 12:00 a.m. on June 16, 2022, Employee #1 and a coworker were filling train ca rs with soybeans. Both employees entered the grain bin from the top entry door t o investigate why the soybeans were not flowing through the bottom gates of the bin. While inside Employee #1 was engulfed by the soybeans and the coworker esca ped by climbing a fixed ladder on the bin wall. Employee #1 was killed from bein g engulfed by soybeans.

Keywords:engulfed, loading, railroad car, soybeans

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1602953.015 Fatality Occupation not reported
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