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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 308878636 - Yankee Springs Dairy Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Michigan Safety Gen

 

Inspection Nr: 308878636
Report ID: 0552652
Open Date: 07/13/2010

Site Address:
Yankee Springs Dairy Inc
12800 Bass Road
Middleville, MI 49333

Mailing Address:
, , 00000

Union Status: NonUnion

SIC:0241

NAICS: 112120/Dairy Cattle and Milk Production


Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: Private

Safety/Health: Health

Close Conference: 09/14/2010

Planning Guide: Health-Manufacturing

Emphasis:

Close Case:03/11/2011


Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 102460045
Violation Summary
Violations/Penalties Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
Current Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
FTA Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# Citation ID Citaton Type Standard Issuance Date Abatement Due Date Current Penalty Initial Penalty FTA Penalty Contest Latest Event Note
1. 01001 Serious 40801011 A 09/15/2010 11/08/2010 $3,500 $7,000 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement  
2. 01002 Serious 19101200 E01 09/15/2010 11/08/2010 $3,500 $7,000 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement  

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 201392123
Event: 07/12/2010
Two Employees Die Of Asphyxiation In Confined Space

On July 12, 2010, Employees' #1 and #2 were cleaning two 3,000-gallon molasses tanks. They were given the task to clean two molasses tanks which contained 6 to 8 inches of a molasses feed supplement. The employees were cleaning the tanks with a power washer and water. The employees had entered the first tank several times while cleaning it with no problems reported. Upon starting to clean the second, tank the employees were found unresponsive on the bottom of the tank around 6:00 p.m. At that time emergency services were summoned. The employees were dead upon removal from the tank.

Keywords:lung, asphyxiated, confined space, cleaning, inhalation, gas, tank

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308878636 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported
2 308878636 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported
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