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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 111854121 - Pacific International Rice Mills, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Sacramento

Nr: 111854121Report ID: 0950621Open Date: 03/05/1991

Pacific International Rice Mills, Llc
845 Kentucky Ave
Woodland, CA 95695
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2044/Rice Milling
Mailing: P.O. Box 652, Woodland, CA 95776

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:04/15/1991
Close Case:06/12/1991

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2 4
Current Violations 2 2 4
Initial Penalty $4,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,000
Current Penalty $4,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 3210 A 05/02/1991 06/02/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  2. 02001 Serious 3482 D 05/02/1991 05/13/1991 $2,000 $2,000 $0 -
  3. 03001 Other 3482 A 05/02/1991 05/13/1991 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 04001 Serious 3482 F 05/02/1991 05/13/1991 $2,000 $2,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14538060Event: 03/05/1991One Killed, One Injured When Trapped In Flowing Rice
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on March 5, 1991, Employees #1 and #2 were asked to remove the stored rice contained in a concrete building. The building had 12 ft by 12 ft entrances at both ends that had been sealed with 2 in. by 12 in. lumber. Two openings, approximately 1 1/2 ft square and 2 ft off the ground, were cut in the lumber to start the flow of rice. A front-end loader operator scooped the rice into tandem grain haulage trailers. Employee #1 was sweeping and scooping rice from the loader operating area onto the pile. The loader operator stopped loading to help position a second trailer. When he resumed loading, the operator noticed legs protruding from one of the access holes. Apparently, Employee #1 had entered the rice storage area and had been engulfed by the flowing grain. Employee #2 attempted to rescue him, but was also engulfed by the rice. Both employees were transported to a hospital, where efforts to revive Employee #1 were unsuccessful. Employee #2 was treated and released. Neither of the employees was wearing a safety belt or harness.
Keywords: suffocated, work rules, safety belt, flowing material, unstable surface, buried, grain bin
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 111854121 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported
2 111854121 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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