Inspection: 102762085 - Heartland Grains Fuel Plant

Inspection Information - Office: Bismarck
Nr: 102762085Report ID:0830300Open Date: 08/29/2000
Heartland Grains Fuel Plant
694 West Park Avenue Nw
Huron, SD 57350
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2869/Industrial Organic Chemicals, Not Elsewhere Classified
Mailing: 694 West Park Avenue Nw, Huron, SD 57350
Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:PartialAdvanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:SafetyClose Conference:08/30/2000
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:12/27/2000
Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral200330579 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4




4
Current Violations 1




1
Initial Penalty 3000




3000
Current Penalty 1500




1500
FTA Amount






Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100147 C01 10/25/2000 11/27/2000 $750 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100147 C07 I 10/25/2000 11/27/2000 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01001C Serious 19100147 D03 10/25/2000 10/30/2000 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 01001D Serious 19100147 D04 I 10/25/2000 10/30/2000 $0 $0 $0 -
Deleted 5. 01002A Serious 19100252 A02 II 10/25/2000 10/30/2000 $1500 $1500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01002B Serious 19100252 A02 IIIA 10/25/2000 10/30/2000 $750 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01002C Serious 19100252 A02 IV 10/25/2000 10/30/2000 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200330652Event: 08/21/2000Two Employees Burned When Alcohol Leak Ignites
Employees #1 and #2 were working in the vicinity when 200 proof (100 percent) grain alcohol leaked out onto the floor and was ignited by sparks from a nearby welding and cutting operation. Both suffered first- and second-degree burns, but did not require hospitalization. Poor lockout/tagout procedures contributed to the fire.
Keywords: burn, fire, leak, alcohol, welding, spark, work rules, cutting and burning, flammable liquid, lockout
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 102762085 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 102762085 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported