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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 100307842 - Rio Grande Oil Mill

Inspection Information - Office: Corpus Christi

Nr: 100307842Report ID: 0626000Open Date: 10/28/1988

Rio Grande Oil Mill
1617 Wilson Rd.
Harlingen, TX 78550
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2074/Cottonseed Oil Mills
Mailing: P.O. Box 351, Harlingen, TX 78551

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/01/1988
Close Case:03/13/1989

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $490 $0 $0 $0 $0 $490
Current Penalty $245 $0 $0 $0 $0 $245
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 01/19/1989 01/22/1989 $245 $490 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14402507Event: 10/27/1988Employee Suffocates When Engulfed By Cottonseed
Employee #1 was working in a seedhouse when the cottonseed bridged over. He went under the bridged-over cottonseed to try to get the grain to flow into the tunnel. Employee #1 collapsed the bridged-over material onto himself. He suffocated.
Keywords: suffocated, grain, work rules, buried, grain dust, grain bin
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 100307842 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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