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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1096214.015 - The Western Sugar Cooperative

Inspection Information - Office: Billings

Nr: 1096214.015Report ID: 0830100Open Date: 10/04/2015

The Western Sugar Cooperative
3020 State Avenue
Billings, MT 59101
Union Status: Union
SIC:
NAICS: 311313/Beet Sugar Manufacturing
Mailing: 3020 State Avenue, Billings, MT 59101

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/04/2015
Emphasis: N:DustexplClose Case:01/13/2017

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1025649    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 4 9
Current Violations 6 1 2 9
Initial Penalty $29,400 $0 $86,500 $0 $0 $115,900
Current Penalty $36,000 $0 $70,000 $9,900 $0 $115,900
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100023 A02 03/31/2016 04/26/2016 $5,500 $5,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 19100023 A08 II 03/31/2016 04/26/2016 $6,600 $6,600 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 19100212 A01 03/31/2016 04/26/2016 $3,300 $3,300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004A Serious 19100219 D01 03/31/2016 04/26/2016 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01004B Serious 19100219 E03 I 03/31/2016 04/26/2016 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01005 Serious 19100307 C 03/31/2016 04/26/2016 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 02001 Repeat 19100022 A01 03/31/2016 09/02/2016 $70,000 $70,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 02002 Serious 19100219 C04 I 03/31/2016 04/26/2016 $5,500 $5,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  9. 02003 Serious 19100305 B01 II 03/31/2016 04/26/2016 $5,500 $5,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  10. 02004A Serious 19100305 G01 IV A 03/31/2016 04/26/2016 $5,500 $5,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  11. 02004B Serious 19100305 G02 III 03/31/2016 04/26/2016 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 79999.015Event: 10/04/2015Employee Falls Into A Pulp Dryer And Is Killed
At 12:30 p.m. on October 4, 2015, an employee was inspecting a scroll (auger) used to move beet pulp. The employee fell into a pulp dryer and was later found buried under a substantial pile of dried pulp. The employee was asphyxiated.
Keywords: asphyxiated, agriculture machinery/vehicle, machine guarding, fall protection, buried
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1096214.015 Fatality Other Trade and industrial teachers

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