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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 106616204 - Kerley Ag Products , Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Houston North

Nr: 106616204Report ID: 0626600Open Date: 08/21/1989

Kerley Ag Products , Inc.
1050 Jefferson Road
Pasadena, TX 77501
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4221/Farm Product Warehousing and Storage
Mailing: P.O.Box 3444, Pasadena, TX 77501

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/21/1989
Close Case:10/12/1989

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 2 2 4
Initial Penalty $2,970 $0 $0 $0 $0 $2,970
Current Penalty $900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $900
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 09/15/1989 09/25/1989 $450 $900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 19100022 A02 09/15/1989 09/25/1989 $0 $360 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 19100028 A01 09/15/1989 09/25/1989 $0 $810 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100212 A01 09/15/1989 09/25/1989 $450 $900 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14219315Event: 08/18/1989Employee Bleeds To Death In Hopper
Employee #1 was moving powdered fertilizer to a hopper -- part of a conveyor system to load trucks. The hopper was 92 in. above the floor and was loaded using a front end loader. As the employee was filling the hopper, some of the caked fertilizer began to clog the screw conveyor at the bottom of the hopper. The employee parked the front end loader alongside the hopper and began to break the cakes of fertilizer with a 6 ft long iron bar. Apparently, the employee lost his footing and fell into the hopper. His left arm was caught in the running screw conveyor and amputated. Employee #1 was working alone at the time of the accident and bled to death at the bottom of the hopper.
Keywords: amputated, loss of blood, screw conveyor, cleaning, clogged, fall, arm, bridged material, hopper
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 106616204 Fatality Amputation Occupation not reported

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