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Inspection: 1088818.015 - Landus Cooperative

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa

Nr: 1088818.015Report ID: 0751910Open Date: 08/27/2015

Landus Cooperative
105 Garfield Avenull
Farnhamville, IA 50538
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 424510/Grain and Field Bean Merchant Wholesalers
Mailing: 2321 North Loop Drivesuite 220, Ames, IA 50010

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/31/2015
Emphasis: S:Grain, S:ScaffoldClose Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1014657 Yes  
Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 9 9
Current Violations 6 3 9
Initial Penalty $35,125 $0 $0 $0 $0 $35,125
Current Penalty $15,500 $0 $0 $6,125 $0 $21,625
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 10/16/2015 06/20/2016 $1,625 $1,625 $0 11/09/2015 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100067 C02 II 10/16/2015 06/20/2016 $1,625 $1,625 $0 11/09/2015 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003A Other 19100147 C04 II 10/16/2015 06/20/2016 $1,625 $1,625 $0 11/09/2015 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01003B Other 19100147 C06 I 10/16/2015 06/20/2016 $0 $0 $0 11/09/2015 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01004A Serious 19100147 C07 I 10/16/2015 06/20/2016 $1,625 $1,625 $0 11/09/2015 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 01004B Serious 19100147 C07 IV 10/16/2015 06/20/2016 $0 $0 $0 11/09/2015 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 01005A Serious 19100147 D04 I 10/16/2015 06/20/2016 $1,625 $1,625 $0 11/09/2015 F - Formal Settlement
  8. 01005B Serious 19100272 G01 II 10/16/2015 06/20/2016 $0 $4,500 $0 11/09/2015 F - Formal Settlement
  9. 01006 Other 19100272 E02 10/16/2015 06/20/2016 $2,000 $4,500 $0 11/09/2015 F - Formal Settlement
  10. 01008A Serious 19100272 G01 IV 10/16/2015 06/20/2016 $4,500 $4,500 $0 11/09/2015 F - Formal Settlement
  11. 01008B Serious 19100272 G06 10/16/2015 06/20/2016 $0 $4,500 $0 11/09/2015 F - Formal Settlement
  12. 01009 Serious 19100272 G02 10/16/2015 06/20/2016 $4,500 $4,500 $0 11/09/2015 F - Formal Settlement
  13. 01010A Other 19100272 G04 10/16/2015 08/18/2016 $2,500 $4,500 $0 11/09/2015 F - Formal Settlement
  14. 01010B Other 19100272 G05 10/16/2015 08/18/2016 $0 $0 $0 11/09/2015 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 79238.015Event: 08/27/2015Employee Killed When Engulfed In Grain Bin
At 9:15 a.m. on August 27, 2015, Employee #1 and his supervisor had been assigne d to clean out concrete silo #507, that measured 30 feet in diameter and held a 50/50 mix of soybeans and corn. There were 500-1,000 bushels of grain left in th e silo when the two workers entered. A third employee had conducted air monitori ng prior to the supervisor completing an entry permit. Employee#1 and the superv isor reviewed the results and put on fall protection harnesses and lanyards, and locked out the overhead fill conveyors prior to entry. They were using a JLG Mo del # 860SJ aerial lift to gain access to the 24 inch x 24 inch entry point on t he north side of the concrete silo, 20 feet above ground level. Employee #1 ente red through the opening which was 4 feet down and at a 60 degree slope to the so uth where the sump was located. Employee #1 attached a 50 foot lifeline to the t op rail of the aerial lift basket and then to his harness prior to entering the silo. Employee #1 then walked the grain down to the sump, in view of the supervi sor. The third employee was in the conveyor basement operating the sump gate, in radio communication with the supervisor. While Employee #1 was cleaning the bin , the grain came down the 60 degree slope, engulfing him underneath of 4 feet of the mixed grain. The supervisor radioed for help. Other employees arrived and 9 11 was called. Several volunteer fire and rescue departments arrived and assiste d in the rescue, using multiple grain engulfment rescue panels. Ninety minutes after the 911 call came in, Employee #1 was found. The grain had asphyxiated and killed him.
Keywords: access/egress, aerial lift, air monitoring, asphyxiated, caught in, confined space, conveyor, fall protection, flowing material, grain, grain elevator, lockout/tagout, silo
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1088818.015 Fatality Laborers, except construction

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