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Inspection: 105426670 - Shuler Feed Mill

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv

Nr: 105426670Report ID: 0454510Open Date: 10/06/1986

Shuler Feed Mill
Highway 176
Ridgeville, SC 29472
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2048/Prepared Feed and Feed Ingredients for Animals and Fowls, Except Dogs and Cats

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/21/1986
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:11/14/1986

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360110811    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $210 $210
Current Penalty $210 $210
FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 10012 A 10/30/1986 11/05/1986 $210 $210 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 734434Event: 10/02/1986Suffocated In Corn Bin
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS KNOCKING CHUNKS OF CORN OFF THE INNER SURFACES OF A GRAIN BIN. HE EITHER PASSED OUT OR GOT CAUGHT IN AN AUGER FUNNEL AND WAS SUFFOCATED UNDER THE CORN. THE BIN WAS 30 FEET HIGH AND 18 FEET IN DIAMETER. THERE WAS APPROXIMATELY 10 FEET OF CORN STORED IN THE BIN. AT CAPACITY, THE BIN HOLDS 12,000 BUSHELS OF CORN. THE ONLY BIN ENTRANCE IS AT THE TOP. A ROPE HAD BEEN PROVIDED FOR EMPLOYEE #1 TO USE AS A LIFELINE, BUT HE DID NOT USE IT. EMPLOYEE #1 DIED OF ASPHYXIATION.
Keywords: suffocated, corn, flowing material, lifeline, confined space, asphyxiated, grain bin
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 105426670 Fatality Asphyxia Laborers, except construction

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