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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1074075.015 - Helena Chemical Company

Inspection Information - Office: Naperville

Nr: 1074075.015Report ID: 0521400Open Date: 06/29/2015

Helena Chemical Company
60 Route 52null
Minooka, IL 60447
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 424910/Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers
Mailing: 60 Route 52null, Minooka, IL 60447

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/29/2015
Emphasis: L:FallClose Case:10/01/2015

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral989415 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
Current Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100132 A 09/04/2015 09/17/2015 $7,000 $7,000 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 77706.015Event: 06/03/2015Employee Is Killed From Fall Off A Tank Trailer
At 8:00 p.m. on June 3, 2015, an employee, a truck driver, was in the beginning stages of loading a tank trailer with liquid fertilizer, a normal and routine ta sk performed approximately 3-5 times per day on average. The employee climbed th e fixed ladder permanently mounted on the side of the tank trailer and opened th e top hatch. After opening the top hatch the employee climbed on top of the tank trailer to lower a section of hose attached to the overhead fertilizer holding bin used to direct the flow of fertilizer into the opening of the top hatch. The employee opened the valve of the overhead fertilizer holding bin to start the f low of fertilizer into the tank trailer. Shortly afterward, the employee fell fr om the top of the tank trailer to the concrete ground surface below. The employe e was exposed to a fall hazard without fall protection in any form. The employe e suffered severe head trauma to include fracture(s) to the right side of the he ad and face as well as internal injury to the brain; the employee was initially hospitalized after the fall but ultimately succumbed to the craniocerebral injur ies on the morning of June 26, 2015 with a terminal diagnosis of subdural hemato ma/subarachnoid hemorrhage.
Keywords: fall, head, ladder, tank truck
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1074075.015 Fatality Truck drivers, heavy

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