US Dept of Labor

Occupational Safety & Health AdministrationWe Can Help

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 100657873 - Dilley Feed & Grain Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Corpus Christi

Nr: 100657873Report ID: 0626000Open Date: 10/28/1987

Dilley Feed & Grain Inc.
U.S. Hwy. 81 South
Dilley, TX 78017
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4221/Farm Product Warehousing and Storage
Mailing: P.O. Box 166, Dilley, TX 78017

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/29/1987
Emphasis: L:GrainClose Case:02/05/1988

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360510408    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 7 10
Current Violations 3 7 10
Initial Penalty $950 $950
Current Penalty $608 $608
FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100145 C01 II 12/08/1987 01/12/1988 $224 $350 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19100219 D01 12/08/1987 01/19/1988 $160 $250 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19100219 E03 I 12/08/1987 01/19/1988 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01003 Serious 5A0001 12/22/1987 01/28/1988 $224 $350 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 02001 Other 19100020 G02 12/08/1987 12/11/1987 $0 $0 $0 -
  6. 02002 Other 19100134 B01 12/08/1987 01/19/1988 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 02003 Other 19100134 B03 12/08/1987 01/19/1988 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 02004 Other 19100134 B10 12/08/1987 01/19/1988 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  9. 02005 Other 19100134 B11 12/08/1987 01/19/1988 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  10. 02006 Other 19100134 E03 12/08/1987 01/28/1988 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  11. 02007 Other 19100157 C04 12/08/1987 01/17/1988 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14402648Event: 10/27/1987Employee Suffocates In Grain Storage Bin
At about 2:00 p.m. on October 27, 1987, Employee #1 and a coworker were inside a round storage tank attempting to unplug an auger at the bottom of the tank. They were using an approximately 10 ft long plastic pipe to push down through the 7 or 8 ft of corn to where the auger was running. As the corn started to flow rapidly, Employee #1 was pulled under. He died of suffocation; his coworker escaped without injury. Neither employee was wearing a safety harness or using a safety line.
Keywords: buried, suffocated, grain, grain dust, work rules, grain bin, ppe, safety belt, lifeline, clogged
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 100657873 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close