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Inspection: 308388057 - Risley Pellet Solutions Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Madison


Inspection Nr: 308388057
Report ID: 0523300
Date Opened: 02/06/2007

Site Address:
Risley Pellet Solutions Llc
1025 East Lake Avenue
Monticello, WI 53570

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 39, Monticello, WI 53570

Union Status: NonUnion


NAICS: 321999/All Other Miscellaneous Wood Product Manufacturing

Inspection Type: Referral

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 07/09/2007


Case Closed: 07/31/2007

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Referral 200804698 Yes
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $1,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,500
Current Penalty $750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $750
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 5A0001 07/11/2007 08/13/2007 $750 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 200801785
Event: 02/06/2007
Two Employees Are Injured In Explosion

At approximately 3:00 a.m. on February 6, 2007, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were working to manufacture wood fuel pellets. The hammer mill and pellet mill were operating, when an explosion or explosions occurred, which was caused by wood dust. Employee #1 was in the control room on the main floor and Employee #2 was in the sample room at the time of the explosion. Employee #1 crawled out of the control room and was assisted by Employee #2 and a police officer. Employee #2 escaped from the sample room after the explosion and had minor injuries. Employee #1 suffered a broken leg and minor injuries. Employee #1 was hospitalized.

Keywords:fracture, wood chips, dust, control lever, milling machine, explosion, leg

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308388057 Non Hospitalized injury Foreign Body Ineye Occupation not reported
2 308388057 Hospitalized injury Fracture Occupation not reported
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