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Inspection: 100742659 - Thomas Elevators, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Omaha

Nr: 100742659Report ID: 0728900Open Date: 09/26/1991

Thomas Elevators, Inc.
518 North 5th Street
Wymore, NE 68466
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5153/Grain and Field Beans

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/26/1991
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:11/03/1992

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360827356    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 16 10 26
Current Violations 16 10 26
Initial Penalty $14,100 $0 $0 $3,000 $0 $17,100
Current Penalty $2,820 $0 $0 $600 $0 $3,420
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100023 C01 10/30/1991 11/22/1991 $300 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100023 D01 III 10/30/1991 11/22/1991 $210 $1,050 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100023 E02 10/30/1991 11/22/1991 $120 $600 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100024 F 10/30/1991 11/22/1991 $120 $600 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19100024 H 10/30/1991 11/22/1991 $210 $1,050 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01006 Serious 19100024 I 10/30/1991 11/22/1991 $120 $600 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01007 Serious 19100027 D01 II 10/30/1991 11/22/1991 $300 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 01008 Serious 19100027 D03 10/30/1991 11/22/1991 $150 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  9. 01009 Serious 19100147 C04 I 10/30/1991 04/20/1992 $300 $1,500 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  10. 01010 Serious 19100219 E03 I 10/30/1991 11/22/1991 $120 $600 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  11. 01011 Serious 19100219 F01 10/30/1991 11/22/1991 $120 $600 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  12. 01012 Serious 19100219 F03 10/30/1991 11/22/1991 $120 $600 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  13. 01013 Serious 19100272 E01 10/30/1991 02/28/1992 $300 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  14. 01014 Serious 19100272 L03 10/30/1991 02/28/1992 $90 $450 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  15. 01015 Serious 19101200 G01 10/30/1991 11/22/1991 $150 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  16. 01016 Serious 19101200 H 10/30/1991 11/22/1991 $90 $450 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  17. 02001 Other 19100023 C01 10/30/1991 11/22/1991 $60 $300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  18. 02002 Other 19100023 E01 10/30/1991 11/22/1991 $60 $300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  19. 02003 Other 19100023 E02 10/30/1991 11/22/1991 $60 $300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  20. 02004 Other 19100024 E 10/30/1991 11/22/1991 $60 $300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  21. 02005 Other 19100024 F 10/30/1991 11/22/1991 $60 $300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  22. 02006 Other 19100272 I01 10/30/1991 11/22/1991 $60 $300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  23. 02007 Other 19100305 A02 IIIF 10/30/1991 11/22/1991 $60 $300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  24. 02008 Other 19100305 G01 III 10/30/1991 11/22/1991 $60 $300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  25. 02009 Other 19101200 E01 II 10/30/1991 02/28/1992 $60 $300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  26. 02010 Other 19101200 E02 II 10/30/1991 02/28/1992 $60 $300 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14422174Event: 09/09/1991Employee Dies After 30 Ft Fall From Grain Loadout Bin
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on September 9, 1991, Employee #1 and a coworker were assigned general maintenance on a grain dryer and overhead loadout bin. The coworker was on the ground tightening bolts on the grain dryer while Employee #1 was approximately 30 ft above the ground checking the grain in the overhead loadout bin. The coworker heard Employee #1 yell, "Look out!" and ducked for cover. The coworker then heard Employee #1 hit the ground, and ran for help. The rescue squad was called to the scene and transported Employee #1 to the hospital, where he later died of multiple injuries.
Keywords: maintenance, work rules, fall, fall protection, grain bin
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 100742659 Fatality Concussion Occupation not reported

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