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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1016288.015 - Elwood Staffing

Inspection Information - Office: Lubbock Area Office

Nr: 1016288.015Report ID: 0627510Open Date: 01/05/2015

Elwood Staffing
1680 Us Hwy 60null
Friona, TX 79035
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 561320/Temporary Help Services
Mailing: 466 Pompanonull, Bayou Vista, TX 77563

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/07/2015
Close Case:05/27/2015

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Inspection1016260 Yes  
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19100272 E01 04/21/2015 05/15/2015 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 69803.015Event: 01/04/2015Employee Is Engulfed In A Corn Grain Elevator And Killed.
At 1:30 p.m. on January 4, 2015, Employee #1 was working to move grain between t wo different holding areas by use of an underground auger system, in order to pr epare grain for processing. During the employee interview, a coworker stated tha t Employee #1 walked on the top of the grain, while the auger was running. The r unning auger caused the grain to move and pull Employee #1 down into the grain. The coworker who was nearby at the time heard a cry for help from the barn. Emp loyee #1 was engulfed in the grain before the coworker was able to turn the auge r off. Employee #1 was killed by asphyxiation and suffocation from the corn grai n.
Keywords: asphyxiated, auger, caught in, grain elevator, stuck
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1016288.015 Fatality Laborers, except construction

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