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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1109591.015 - Merivic, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Peoria

Nr: 1109591.015Report ID: 0524500Open Date: 11/30/2015

Merivic, Inc.
1301 S. Front St
Pekin, IL 61554
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 236210/Industrial Building Construction
Mailing: 1050 W. Jefferson Street, Morton, IL 61550

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/30/2015
Close Case:03/01/2016

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $16,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $16,000
Current Penalty $9,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01003 Serious 19260501 B01 02/05/2016 02/25/2016 $2,000 $2,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01004A Serious 19260020 B02 02/05/2016 02/11/2016 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01004B Serious 19260021 B02 02/05/2016 02/11/2016 $0 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 81410.015Event: 11/30/2015Employee Is Crushed By Steel Plate While Demolishing An Obso
At approximately 8:00 a.m. on November 30, 2015, a 39 year old male was was working inside of a horizontal grain dryer performing demolition work on the dryer. The dryer was approximately thirty feet long, approximately twenty feet tall and ten feet above the ground. A portion of the dryer had been demolished by a previous contractor prior to Mervic, Inc. starting their demolition work on the same dryer. Merivic, Inc. had been working at the facility for approximately three months prior to the date of the accident. The employee involved in the fatal accident had worked for the Merivic, Inc. for two months and had performed demolition work since he started. At the time of the accident the top of the dryer had been completely removed leaving walls and floor in the shape of the letter U. Prior to the accident the employee had cut a portion of one the inside wall using a cutting torch. When he completed the horizontal cut on the inner shell wall of the dryer, the portion of the wall directly above his cut became unstable. That portion of the inner shell wall collapsed and fell on top of the employee. That section of the shell wall that fell on the employee was approximately twenty eight (28) feet long, four (4) feet tall, weighing approximately 3,000 pounds. There were four other employees working in the area at the time of the accident, but none of them observed the accident take place.
Keywords: demolition, grain bin, crushed
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1109591.015 Fatality Asphyxia Welders and cutters

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