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Case Status: OPEN

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Inspection: 1133334.015 - Cooperative Producers, Inc. - Hayland

Inspection Information - Office: Omaha

Nr: 1133334.015Report ID: 0728900Open Date: 03/17/2016

Cooperative Producers, Inc. - Hayland
7940 N. Hayland Ave
Prosser, NE 68883
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 424510/Grain and Field Bean Merchant Wholesalers
Mailing: 265 N. Showboat Blvd.P.O. Box 1008, Hastings, NE 68902

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/08/2016
Emphasis: L:Grain, P:Grain, N:Svep, N:DustexplClose Case:

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1073212 Yes  
Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3 6
Current Violations 2 1 1 4
Initial Penalty $37,413 $374,127 $0 $0 $0 $411,540
Current Penalty $24,942 $124,709 $0 $2,471 $0 $152,122
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19100219 M01 I 09/09/2016 $0 $12,471 $0 09/29/2016 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 19100272 G01 III 09/09/2016 12/28/2018 $2,471 $12,471 $0 09/29/2016 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100272 M04 09/09/2016 12/28/2018 $12,471 $12,471 $0 09/29/2016 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 02001 Willful 19100272 G01 II 09/09/2016 12/28/2018 $124,709 $124,709 $0 09/29/2016 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 02002 Serious 19100272 G01 II 09/09/2016 12/28/2018 $12,471 $124,709 $0 09/29/2016 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 83741.015Event: 03/16/2016Employee Is Killed When The Lifeline Rope Becomes Entangled
At 1:15 a.m. on March 16, 2016, Employee #1 was inside a 600,000 bushel, 80' diameter concrete McPherson grain bin using a pole/rod to unclog soybean pods/debris in a sub-floor auger opening (Hutchinson/Mayrath 12" Commercial Horizontal Bin Unloader, Leeson electric auger motor - Model #C256t17FB6C) while the auger was running. A lifeline safety rope worn by Employee #1 became entangled in the floor auger causing fatal strangulation injuries from his harness. Employee #1 was working alone inside the bin, while employee #2 was observing from outside the bin manhole side entry. The bin floor had unguarded sump holes to allow the grain to flow into the subfloor auger. The subfloor auger was not de-energized/locked out before Employee #1 entered and unguarded the blades of the subfloor auger. Additional hazards include the 50,000 to 60,000 bushels of soybeans remaining in the bin that were flowing towards the floor openings, poor visibility, and potential atmospheric hazards. Employee #1 died from asphyxia by ligature strangulation from the Sala harnessLifeline rope entangled in the sub-floor auger, which caused extreme pressure against the employee's neck/upper body resulting in asphyxiation by his harness.
Keywords: asphyxiated, machine guarding, lockout/tagout, agriculture, elevator, floor opening, grain, grain elevator, strangulated
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1133334.015 Fatality Other Managers and administrators, n.e.c

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