Inspection: 104256045 - Farmers Cooperative Company

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa
Nr: 104256045Report ID:0751910Open Date: 06/27/1990
Farmers Cooperative Company
101 N. Main
Pocahontas, IA 50574
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5153/Grain and Field Beans
Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:PartialAdvanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:SafetyClose Conference:07/06/1990
Close Case:11/08/1990
Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2

Current Violations 2

Initial Penalty 480

Current Penalty 300

FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100272 E01 07/23/1990 08/27/1990 $150 $240 $0 08/03/1990 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100272 G02 07/23/1990 08/27/1990 $150 $240 $0 08/03/1990 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 827329Event: 06/26/1990Employee Dies Of Suffocation When Buried By Soybeans
Employee #1 went through a manhole into the grain dump area while soybeans were running (beans were being transferred from one silo to another). Although he shut the gate that lets the beans through to the leg, he failed to shut off the conveyor that was carrying the beans. Because the beans had no place to go, they kept building up in the dump area, overcoming the employee. He died of suffocation.
Keywords: soybeans, lockout, work rules, overloaded, caught by, suffocated
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 104256045 Fatality Asphyxia Laborers, except construction