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Inspection: 1662897.015 - Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
Inspection Information - Office: Peoria
4666 Faries Parkway Attention: David Gilman , Department 038
Decatur, IL 62525
4666 Faries Parkway, Decatur, IL 62525
Union Status: Union
Inspection Type: Fat/Cat
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 04/12/2023
|#||Citation ID||Citaton Type||Standard Cited||Issuance Date||Abatement Due Date||Current Penalty||Initial Penalty||FTA Penalty||Contest||Latest Event||Note|
|1.||01001||Serious||5A0001||09/29/2023||10/31/2023||$15,625||$15,625||$0||10/19/2023||C - Contested|
At 11:00 a.m. on April 11, 2023, Employee #1 was inside a locomotive. A locomotive struck a line of stationary rail cars. Employee #1 was crushed when the locomotive made contact with parked rail cars. Coworker #1, a trainee, was operating the locomotive. On the day of the accident, the rail cars were loaded at the elevator yard. The rail cars were parked on track 11; there were 25 rail cars. The locomotive operator stayed on track 11 and proceeded through the switch. The locomotive was operating at walking speed. Coworker #2, a ground man, threw the switch and then the locomotive operator was on track 10 before heading back on track 11. The rail cars that were staged on track 11 were placed too far forward. Employee #1 sustained major trauma to the chest, broken ribs, and a lacerated heart. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords:blunt force trauma, broken bone, chest, crushed, flatbed rail car, heart, laceration, locomotive, operator, rib
|1||1662897.015||Fatality||Railroad conductors and yardmasters|