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Inspection: 111151163 - F.P. Wood & Son, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh

Nr: 111151163Report ID: 0453710Open Date: 09/13/1994

F.P. Wood & Son, Inc.
113 Highway 343 South
Camden, NC 27921
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5153/Grain and Field Beans
Mailing: P.O. Box 159, Camden, NC 27921

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/20/1994
Close Case:05/28/1996

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360493555    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 2 8
Current Violations 6 2 8
Initial Penalty $15,400 $15,400
Current Penalty $7,000 $7,000
FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100272 E02 01/04/1995 01/10/1995 $0 $2,800 $0 04/24/1995 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100272 G01 I 01/04/1995 01/10/1995 $2,800 $2,800 $0 04/24/1995 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100272 G03 01/04/1995 01/10/1995 $2,800 $2,800 $0 04/24/1995 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100272 G04 01/04/1995 01/10/1995 $0 $2,800 $0 04/24/1995 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19100272 G06 01/04/1995 01/10/1995 $0 $2,800 $0 04/24/1995 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 01006 Serious 19100304 F04 01/04/1995 01/10/1995 $1,400 $1,400 $0 04/24/1995 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 02001 Other 19100134 A02 01/04/1995 02/06/1995 $0 $0 $0 04/24/1995 F - Formal Settlement
  8. 02002 Other 19100272 D 01/04/1995 02/06/1995 $0 $0 $0 04/24/1995 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170060305Event: 09/11/1994Employee Killed When Buried By Corn In Grain Bin
At approximately 10:30 a.m. on September 11, 1994, Employee #1, a grain elevator supervisor for F. P. Wood & Son, Inc., of Camden, NC, and a coworker entered a door near the bottom of grain bin #5 to push the remaining shelled corn down to the bottom of the bin to the auger. They were not wearing safety harnesses or safety belts with lanyards, rescue equipment was not positioned at the entrance of the bin, and an observer was not positioned outside the entrance. Employee #1 was working near the bottom of the bin when shelled corn fell down and covered him. Coworkers were unable to pull him out. At approximately 11:30 a.m., the Camden County Volunteer Fire Department removed him from the bin. Employee #1 was transported to the Albemarle Hospital in Elizabeth City, where he was pronounced dead.
Keywords: grain bin, cleaning, buried, fall protection, work rules, grain elevator, flowing material, corn, buried, asphyxiated
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111151163 Fatality Asphyxia Miscellaneous plant and system operators

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