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Inspection: 103161170 - Boothill Feeders, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Wichita

Nr: 103161170Report ID: 0729700Open Date: 02/13/1991

Boothill Feeders, Inc.
8 Mi W, 9 Mi S Of
Jetmore, KS 67854
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0211/Beef Cattle Feedlots
Mailing: Hc 34, Box 248, Dodge City, KS 67801

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/15/1991
Close Case:07/18/1991

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 2 7
Current Violations 5 2 7
Initial Penalty $1,900 $1,900
Current Penalty $1,900 $1,900
FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 06/12/1991 06/21/1991 $1,000 $1,000 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 5A0001 06/12/1991 07/15/1991 $300 $300 $0 -
  3. 01003 Serious 19101200 E01 06/12/1991 07/15/1991 $200 $200 $0 -
  4. 01004 Serious 19101200 G01 06/12/1991 07/15/1991 $200 $200 $0 -
  5. 01005 Serious 19101200 H 06/12/1991 07/15/1991 $200 $200 $0 -
  6. 02001 Other 19101200 F05 I 06/12/1991 07/15/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  7. 02002 Other 19101200 F05 II 06/12/1991 07/15/1991 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14422851Event: 02/12/1991Employee Dies Of Asphyxia In Grain Storage Bin
Employee #1, a mill/loader operator, and a coworker entered the top of an approximately 30 ft deep by 10 ft square overhead grain storage bin that was approximately half full of fines (corn dust) to clean the inside of the bin and allow the fines to flow more freely. Employee #1 was observed standing on the corn dust near the center of the bin before the was pulled into the fines and buried. He died of asphyxia. The employer had not established bin entry procedures, and the employees did not use safety harnesses with lifelines. There was no observer stationed outside the bin, and there were no provisions for emergency rescue operations. Employee #1 had been working at the company for six months, all of them as a mill/loader operator.
Keywords: lifeline, work rules, cleaning, safety belt, flowing material, unstable surface, fall protection, buried, grain dust, grain bin
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 103161170 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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