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Inspection: 120387782 - Farmers Cooperative Association

Inspection Information - Office: Minnesota

Nr: 120387782Report ID: 0552700Open Date: 07/19/1993

Farmers Cooperative Association
P.O. Box 270
Trimont, MN 56176
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5153/Grain and Field Beans

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/22/1993
Close Case:09/21/1994

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360241483    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 7 2 9
Current Violations 7 2 9
Initial Penalty $12,508 $232 $12,740
Current Penalty $6,903 $104 $7,007
FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5205005004 10/05/1993 10/08/1993 $153 $341 $0 10/20/1993 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100219 D01 10/05/1993 10/08/1993 $153 $341 $0 10/20/1993 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100219 F03 10/05/1993 10/08/1993 $153 $341 $0 10/20/1993 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100272 E02 10/05/1993 10/08/1993 $3,027 $5,037 $0 10/20/1993 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19100272 G01 II 10/05/1993 10/08/1993 $3,027 $5,580 $0 10/20/1993 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 01006 Serious 19100307 B 10/05/1993 10/08/1993 $181 $403 $0 10/20/1993 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 01007 Serious 19100332 B01 10/05/1993 10/08/1993 $209 $465 $0 10/20/1993 F - Formal Settlement
  8. 02001 Other 5206070001 10/05/1993 10/08/1993 $104 $232 $0 10/20/1993 F - Formal Settlement
  9. 02002 Other 19100305 G01 III 10/05/1993 10/08/1993 $0 $0 $0 10/20/1993 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 813014Event: 07/19/1993Employee Suffocates Inside Soybean Silo
At 10:00 a.m. on July 15, 1993, Employee #1 was standing on 8 feet of grain, ins ide a grain silo containing soybeans. Employee #1 was operating a Vac-U-Vator va culator (model 1051, manufactured by Dunbar Kapple), a portable machine run off a tractor which sucks up grain similar to a vacuum cleaner. Employee #1 was not wearing a body harness or lifeline. He was sucked into the grain and suffocated.
Keywords: lifeline, suffocated, work rules, flowing material, soybeans, buried
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 120387782 Fatality Asphyxia Laborers, except construction

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