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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 104027032 - North Central Cooperative Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Indiana

Nr: 104027032Report ID: 0551800Open Date: 01/25/1988

North Central Cooperative Inc
4th And Main
Milford, IN 46542
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5153/Grain and Field Beans

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/22/1988
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:06/09/1988

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $1,040 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,040
Current Penalty $1,040 $0 $0 $0 $0 $1,040
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 2200080101 05/04/1988 05/09/1988 $640 $640 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100026 C02 VII 05/04/1988 05/09/1988 $400 $400 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 976340Event: 01/21/1988Employee Dies Of Asphyxia After Fall Into Grain Bin
At approximately 3:45 p.m. on January 21, 1988, Employee #1 was attempting to clear a clogged gravity fed pipe that flowed from bin #12 to the grinder. Employee #1 told two coworkers to open the bin at the bottom to remove corn from the bin to a level below the pipe. Once this lower level was achieved, Employee #1 entered the bin from the top by a 15 ft metal ladder and cleared the pipe. After a period of time, almost all of the corn had been removed from the bin when one of the coworkers on the ground noticed Employee #1's foot protruding from the opening in the bottom of the bin. Help was summoned and CPR was administered. Employee #1 was pronounced dead of asphyxia on arrival at Goshen Community Hospital.
Keywords: asphyxiated, cpr, corn, clogged, flowing material, buried, grain bin
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 104027032 Fatality Asphyxia Crushing and grinding machine operators

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