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Inspection: 115050395 - Protein Blenders Inc. B-P Feeds

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa

Nr: 115050395Report ID: 0751910Open Date: 05/26/1992

Protein Blenders Inc. B-P Feeds
2420 Hwy 218 S
Iowa City, IA 52244
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2048/Prepared Feed and Feed Ingredients for Animals and Fowls, Except Dogs and Cats
Mailing: P. O. Box 2090, Iowa City, IA 52244

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/06/1992
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:02/01/1993
Emphasis: L:Fall

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 39 4 43
Current Violations 33 7 40
Initial Penalty $105,750 $0 $0 $2,700 $0 $108,450
Current Penalty $39,550 $0 $0 $1,000 $0 $40,550
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 1200004 1 07/21/1992 07/24/1992 $1,300 $2,250 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 1200006 07/21/1992 09/30/1992 $1,300 $2,250 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100022 D01 07/21/1992 09/30/1992 $1,500 $2,250 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100023 C01 07/21/1992 09/04/1992 $1,125 $2,250 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19100023 C03 07/21/1992 07/24/1992 $1,125 $2,250 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 01006 Serious 19100024 F 07/21/1992 07/24/1992 $1,600 $3,150 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 01007 Serious 19100024 H 07/21/1992 07/24/1992 $1,600 $3,150 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  8. 01008 Serious 19100025 D01 X 07/21/1992 07/24/1992 $1,500 $1,800 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  9. 01009 Other 19100141 A03 I 07/21/1992 07/29/1992 $500 $1,350 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  10. 01010 Serious 19100147 C01 07/21/1992 09/04/1992 $778 $4,500 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  11. 01011 Serious 19100147 C04 II 07/21/1992 09/04/1992 $778 $3,150 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  12. 01012 Serious 19100147 C05 II 07/21/1992 09/04/1992 $778 $3,150 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  13. 01013 Serious 19100147 C05 IIA1 07/21/1992 07/24/1992 $778 $3,150 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  14. 01014 Serious 19100147 C05 IIC2 07/21/1992 07/24/1992 $778 $3,150 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  15. 01015 Serious 19100147 C06 II 07/21/1992 07/24/1992 $778 $3,150 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  16. 01016 Serious 19100147 C07 I 07/21/1992 07/24/1992 $778 $4,500 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  17. 01017 Serious 19100147 F01 07/21/1992 09/04/1992 $777 $4,500 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  18. 01018 Serious 19100157 G01 07/21/1992 09/30/1992 $1,800 $2,250 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  19. 01019 Other 19100169 B03 I 07/21/1992 07/24/1992 $500 $1,350 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  20. 01020 Serious 19100212 A05 07/21/1992 09/04/1992 $1,000 $1,350 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  21. 01021 Serious 19100213 B03 07/21/1992 07/24/1992 $1,000 $1,350 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  22. 01022 Serious 19100215 B09 07/21/1992 09/04/1992 $1,000 $1,350 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  23. 01023 Serious 19100219 D01 07/21/1992 07/24/1992 $1,575 $3,150 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  24. 01024 Serious 19100219 E01 I 07/21/1992 07/24/1992 $1,575 $3,150 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  25. 01025 Serious 19100253 B02 II 07/21/1992 07/24/1992 $1,500 $2,250 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  26. 01026 Other 19100254 D09 III 07/21/1992 09/04/1992 $0 $2,250 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  27. 01027 Serious 19100272 D 07/21/1992 10/02/1992 $1,600 $3,150 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  28. 01028 Serious 19100272 G01 I 07/21/1992 10/02/1992 $1,250 $2,250 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  29. 01029 Serious 19100272 G01 III 07/21/1992 10/02/1992 $1,250 $3,150 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  30. 01030 Serious 19100272 G02 07/21/1992 10/02/1992 $1,250 $3,150 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  31. 01031 Serious 19100272 G04 07/21/1992 10/02/1992 $1,250 $4,500 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 32. 01032 Serious 19100272 I02 II 07/21/1992 07/24/1992 $3,150 $3,150 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  33. 01033 Serious 19100272 L04 07/21/1992 07/24/1992 $777 $4,500 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 34. 01034 Serious 19100272 N01 07/21/1992 09/04/1992 $3,150 $3,150 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  35. 01035 Serious 19100303 F 07/21/1992 09/30/1992 $1,500 $2,250 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  36. 01036 Serious 19100304 F04 07/21/1992 07/24/1992 $1,200 $1,350 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  37. 01037 Serious 19100305 A02 IIIF 07/21/1992 09/04/1992 $1,800 $2,250 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  38. 01038 Serious 19100305 B02 07/21/1992 07/29/1992 $950 $1,350 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 39. 01039 Serious 19100307 B02 II 07/21/1992 07/24/1992 $3,150 $3,150 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  40. 02001 Other 19100037 Q02 07/21/1992 09/04/1992 $0 $900 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  41. 02002 Other 19100134 B01 07/21/1992 02/01/1993 $0 $900 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  42. 02003 Other 19100134 B10 07/21/1992 02/01/1993 $0 $900 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement
  43. 02004 Other 19100303 B02 07/21/1992 09/04/1992 $0 $0 $0 08/14/1992 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170127989Event: 05/26/1992Employee'S Finger Amputated By Machine
At approximately 3:10 a.m. on February 29, 1992, Employee #1 was trying to unclog a Sir Lock machine on the grain bin floor. No standard lockout procedure was followed. The machine had two means for controlling power: one on the first floor and one on the bin floor, approximately 50 ft above. No means of communication between employees existed. Employee #1 turned off the machine and inserted his hand inside to remove material. The supervisors on the first floor energized the machine. The machine amputated the index finger of Employee #1's left hand.
Keywords: maintenance, amputated, finger, caught by, lockout, clogged, point of operation, communication, grain bin
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 115050395 Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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