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Inspection: 123717118 - Duane R Hofer & Duane R Hofer Jr

Inspection Information - Office: Or Safety 3-Salem

Nr: 123717118Report ID: 1054118Open Date: 11/30/1993

Duane R Hofer & Duane R Hofer Jr
28282 Meadowview Rd
Junction City, OR 97448
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5191/Farm Supplies

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/30/1993
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:07/18/1996

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362316655    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 7 7
Current Violations 5 5
Initial Penalty $21,000 $21,000
Current Penalty $12,900 $12,900
FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 7810033 05/19/1994 11/30/1993 $4,000 $5,000 $0 06/02/1994 L - State Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 7810346 05/19/1994 11/30/1993 $4,000 $5,000 $0 06/02/1994 L - State Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 7810026 A 05/19/1994 11/30/1993 $4,000 $5,000 $0 06/02/1994 L - State Settlement
Deleted 4. 01004 Serious 7812773 05/19/1994 05/22/1994 $2,500 $2,500 $0 06/02/1994 L - State Settlement
Deleted 5. 01005 Serious 7812773 05/19/1994 05/22/1994 $1,500 $1,500 $0 06/02/1994 L - State Settlement
  6. 01006 Serious 7811716 05/19/1994 05/22/1994 $150 $500 $0 06/02/1994 L - State Settlement
  7. 01007 Serious 781267301 05/19/1994 05/22/1994 $750 $1,500 $0 06/02/1994 L - State Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 787515Event: 11/29/1993Employee Suffocated By Grass Seed
Employee #1 and a coworker had jumped into an open bin containing grass seed. They were attempting to kick out a "bridge" that had formed below the surface and was interrupting the seed flow from the bin to an auger conveyor. After they had broken down the bridged seed, a funneling effect was created. Employee #1 became engulfed and buried by the seed as it funneled toward the conveyor. He died.
Keywords: grain bin, clogged, auger mechanism, conveyor, buried, suffocated, flowing material, bridged material
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 123717118 Fatality Asphyxia Farm workers

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