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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Inspection: 1614004.015 - Seaboard Foods Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Wichita


Inspection Nr: 1614004.015
Report ID: 0729700
Date Opened: 08/11/2022

Site Address:
Seaboard Foods Llc
132 N. County Rd. 14
Leoti, KS 67861

Mailing Address:
1207 W County Rd, Leoti, KS 67861

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 311119/Other Animal Food Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Fat/Cat

Scope: Complete

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 08/12/2022

Emphasis: L:Grain

Case Closed: 03/03/2023

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 1932607
Case Status: CLOSED
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 4 1 5
Initial Penalty $69,866 $0 $0 $0 $0 $69,866
Current Penalty $37,500 $0 $0 $7,366 $0 $44,866
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 19100030 A01 02/01/2023 02/28/2023 $10,938 $15,625 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
2. 01002 Serious 19100132 D01 I 02/01/2023 02/28/2023 $7,813 $15,625 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
3. 01003 Serious 19100146 C01 02/01/2023 02/28/2023 $7,813 $15,625 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
4. 01004 Other 19100272 D 02/01/2023 02/28/2023 $7,366 $7,366 $0 I - Informal Settlement  
5. 01005 Serious 19100272 E01 II 02/01/2023 02/28/2023 $10,938 $15,625 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 148721.015
Event: 08/11/2022
Employee Is Killed When Engulfed By Soybean Meal

At 2:30 a.m. on August 11, 2022, an employee was on top of a railcar, without fa ll protection, attempting to release soybean meal that was stuck inside the rail car. The employee was using a metal instrument to chip away at the soybean meal to get it to drop. A coworker was working from the bottom of the railcar, in the next hopper and was using an air wand to attempt to release meal as well. The c oworker saw a plume of dust emerge and called for the employee with no response. The coworker then climbed the railcar to look for the employee and did not see him. Upon heading back down the railcar, the coworker saw the leg of the employe e coming out of the hopper, notified management over the radio, and attempted a rescue. A Sherriff deputy responded within minutes as they were passing the faci lity at the time and assisted in the rescue attempts. Fire department, Sherriff, deputies, and EMS all arrived within 5-7 minutes of call being put out; however , the recovery gear the fire department had for grain engulfment was not suitabl e for hopper railcar rescue. The employee had no pulse, per EMS, and rescue atte mpts became recovery efforts. Recovery was completed 39 minutes after the initi al call. The medical assessment indicated the employee had no pulse or dilation and pronounced dead.

Keywords:asphyxiated, clearing, engulfed, fall, fall protection, hopper, railroad car, soybeans, stuck

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1614004.015 Fatality
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