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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 101668754 - Grede Foundries Inc., Reedsburg Division

Inspection Information - Office: Madison

Nr: 101668754Report ID: 0523300Open Date: 03/07/1987

Grede Foundries Inc., Reedsburg Division
700 Ash Street
Reedsburg, WI 53959
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3321/Gray and Ductile Iron Foundries

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/24/1987
Close Case:09/13/1988

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360117782    
 Referral900975707 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $0 $8,000 $0 $0 $0 $8,000
Current Penalty $0 $1,000 $0 $0 $0 $1,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Willful 5A0001 06/25/1987 06/30/1987 $1,000 $8,000 $0 07/20/1987 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14384358Event: 03/07/1987Three Employees Buried And Asphyxiated By Sand In Silo
AT APPROXIMATELY 5:30 AM ON SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 1987, THREE EMPLOYEES WERE ASPHYXIATED WHILE CLEANING THE SIDES OF A HERMAN LINE SAND SILO. SAND LET LOOSE FROM THE SIDES OF THE SILO AND COMPLETELY BURIED THEM.
Keywords: sand silo, asphyxiated, sand, suffocated, work rules, flowing material, bridged material
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 101668754 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported
2 101668754 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported
3 101668754 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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