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Inspection: 125369975 - Livestock Services Of Indiana

Inspection Information - Office: Indiana

Nr: 125369975Report ID: 0551800Open Date: 10/30/1998

Livestock Services Of Indiana
256 N. Columbia
Frankfort, IN 46041
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2048/Prepared Feed and Feed Ingredients for Animals and Fowls, Except Dogs and Cats
Mailing: 256 N Columbia, Frankfort, IN 46041

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/04/1998
Close Case:01/28/1999

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident362666372    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 2 5
Current Violations 3 2 5
Initial Penalty $3,600 $3,600
Current Penalty $3,600 $3,600
FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100147 C01 01/13/1999 01/19/1999 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -
  2. 01002A Serious 19100272 D 01/13/1999 01/19/1999 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -
  3. 01002B Serious 19100272 E02 01/13/1999 01/19/1999 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 01002C Serious 19100272 G01 I 01/13/1999 01/19/1999 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 01002D Serious 19100272 G01 II 01/13/1999 01/19/1999 $0 $0 $0 -
  6. 01002E Serious 19100272 G01 III 01/13/1999 01/19/1999 $0 $0 $0 -
  7. 01002F Serious 19100272 G02 01/13/1999 01/19/1999 $0 $0 $0 -
  8. 01002G Serious 19100272 G03 01/13/1999 01/19/1999 $0 $0 $0 -
  9. 01002H Serious 19100272 G04 01/13/1999 01/19/1999 $0 $0 $0 -
  10. 01003 Serious 19101200 E01 01/13/1999 01/19/1999 $600 $600 $0 -
  11. 02001 Other 19100132 D01 01/13/1999 01/19/1999 $0 $0 $0 -
  12. 02002 Other 19100272 I01 01/13/1999 01/19/1999 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170105050Event: 10/29/1998Employee Dies Of Asphyxia In Wheat Bin
At 11:50 a.m. on October 29, 1998, Employee #1 entered the top of an approximate ly 10 ft wide by 10 ft long by 50 ft deep wheat bin to remove midds from the sid e of the bin using a wooden handled metal scraper. The bin opening was approxima tely 23 in. long by 23 in. wide, and measured 28 3/4 in. diagonally from the cor ners. Employee #1 placed a 50 ft Arabi Webbing Sling Company portable ladder int o the bin. He secured the ladder to the opening with a 27 in. long metal bar by placing the bar through the end loops of the ladder and placing the bar across t he bin opening. Employee #1 had descended four or five rungs when he fell approx imately 45 ft to the bottom of the bin. He was engulfed by approximately 2 1/2 t ons of wheat midds that were loosened from the side of the bin and died of asphy xia. The company failed to develop proper procedures or to provide safety equipm ent for employees required to enter bins.
Keywords: asphyxiated, lifeline, work rules, ladder, flowing material, fall, fall protection, buried, dust inhalation, grain bin
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125369975 Fatality Asphyxia Machinery maintenance occupations

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