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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 104218805 - Sanborn, City Of

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa

Nr: 104218805Report ID: 0751910Open Date: 05/26/1988

Sanborn, City Of
1/2 Mile West
Sanborn, IA 51248
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4952/Sewerage Systems
Mailing: P.O. Box 548, 102 Main, Sanborn, IA 51248

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:LocalGovt
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/26/1988
Close Case:07/05/1988

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360740542    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $100
Current Penalty $100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $100
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100023 A05 06/07/1988 07/11/1988 $100 $100 $0 A - Amendment
  2. 01001B Serious 19100023 C03 06/07/1988 06/19/1988 $0 $0 $0 A - Amendment

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 1002401Event: 05/25/1988Employee Drowns In Water Pit
Employee #1 was left alone at a city wastewater treatment plant when the plant superintendent went into town, which was approximately 1/2 mile away. When the superintendent returned approximately 15 minutes later, he noticed that the plant's #2 recirculating pump was not operating and that the pit's water level was elevated. The superintendent shut off the gravity flow and let pump #1 lower the water level. Once the water level was lowered, he saw that Employee #1 had been sucked against the inlet for the #2 recirculating pump. The superintendent went into the plant office and called 911. He then jumped into the water and pulled Employee #1 away from the inlet. CPR was administered until the EMTs arrived at 7:43. Employee #1 had no pulse, no blood pressure, and no respiration. The pump can transfer approximately 2,000 gallons of water per minute into the pit. There were no witnesses to the accident.
Keywords: cpr, waste proc fac, pit, drown, pump, water
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 104218805 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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