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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1175049.015 - Burnett Dairy Cooperative

Inspection Information - Office: Eau Clair

Nr: 1175049.015Report ID: 0523900Open Date: 09/06/2016

Burnett Dairy Cooperative
1638 300th Avenuenull
Frederic, WI 54837
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 541690/Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
Mailing: P.O. Box 249null, Grantsburg, WI 54840

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:09/26/2016
Close Case:01/04/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $24,692 $0 $0 $990 $0 $25,682
Current Penalty $15,750 $0 $0 $750 $0 $16,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100132 D01 12/15/2016 12/30/2016 $7,875 $12,346 $0 01/11/2017 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100134 D01 III 12/15/2016 12/30/2016 $0 $0 $0 01/11/2017 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01002 Serious 19101200 E01 I 12/15/2016 12/30/2016 $7,875 $12,346 $0 01/11/2017 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 4. 01002B Serious 19101200 G09 12/15/2016 12/30/2016 $0 $0 $0 01/11/2017 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 02001 Other 19040007 B02 12/15/2016 12/27/2016 $750 $990 $0 01/11/2017 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 88467.015Event: 09/01/2016Employee Dies Of Asphyxiation From Chlorine Gas Exposure
At approximately 2:20 pm, on September 01, 2016, an employee was preparing conce ntrated chemicals to clean the inside of a 1,000 gallon milk/bulk tank at a host farm site for the purpose of correcting milk quality issues related to elevated bacteria levels. He was filling the Surge brand 1,000 gallon milk/bulk tank wit h hot water at the host farm site. The employee died of asphyxiation due to comp lications from chlorine gas inhalation injury. The chlorine gas was produced whe n an acid based cleaner (IBA, FC-350) and chlorine based cleaner (IBA, FC-509"P" ) reacted with one another.
Keywords: asphyxiated, chlorine, cleaning, cleaning fluid, gas, inhalation, vapor
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1175049.015 Fatality Occupation Not Listed

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