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Inspection: 122464639 - Oregon Farm Center Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Madison

Nr: 122464639Report ID: 0523300Open Date: 01/15/1996

Oregon Farm Center Inc.
321 Market Street
Oregon, WI 53575
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5153/Grain and Field Beans

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/22/1996
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:08/08/1996

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360419428    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 7 7
Current Violations 7 7
Initial Penalty $9,450 $9,450
Current Penalty $6,000 $6,000
FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100272 E01 II 03/18/1996 03/28/1996 $1,300 $2,100 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100272 E02 03/18/1996 03/28/1996 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002 Serious 19100272 G01 I 03/18/1996 03/28/1996 $485 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01003 Serious 19100272 G01 II 03/18/1996 03/28/1996 $485 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01004 Serious 19100272 G02 03/18/1996 03/22/1996 $1,300 $2,100 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01005 Serious 19100272 G03 03/18/1996 03/28/1996 $975 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01006 Serious 19100272 G04 03/18/1996 04/11/1996 $975 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 01007 Serious 19100272 L04 03/18/1996 04/19/1996 $480 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14372791Event: 01/13/1996Employee Suffocates When Buried In Storage Bin
Employee #1, the owner, entered a 25,000 bushel capacity storage bin containing approximately 6,500 bushels of feed corn to unclog the center auger port. The auger had been shut off when it was observed that the flow of corn to a truck was insufficient. Once inside the bin, he told an employee to start the auger. Employee #1 then yelled to another employee to open another auger port; however, the auger was started with the center port still open. The outside attendant left the bin area before seeing Employee #1 leave the bin. Employee #1 was not missed for 30 to 60 minutes. His body was not discovered for several hours. He died of suffocation. Employee #1 was not wearing a safety harness, lifeline, etc.
Keywords: asphyxiated, lifeline, storage bin, suffocated, work rules, auger, buried
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 122464639 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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