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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1253870.015 - The Andersons, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Toledo

Nr: 1253870.015Report ID: 0524700Open Date: 08/09/2017

The Andersons, Inc.
521 Illinois Ave.Null
Maumee, OH 43537
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 488210/Support Activities for Rail Transportation
Mailing: 1947 Briarfield Blvd.Null, Maumee, OH 43537

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/09/2017
Close Case:03/26/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $25,868 $0 $0 $0 $0 $25,868
Current Penalty $20,694 $0 $0 $0 $0 $20,694
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100134 D01 III 02/01/2018 03/23/2018 $10,347 $12,934 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19101200 E01 02/01/2018 03/23/2018 $10,347 $12,934 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19101200 H01 02/01/2018 03/23/2018 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 98043.015Event: 08/09/2017Employee Is Engulfed By Cement Powder And Killed
At 1:00 p.m. on August 9, 2017, a crew was tasked with removing remaining cement powder from two 3230 Pressure Differential Railcars. One car was cleaned which commenced on the previous day. Workers removed the exterior piping on the second railcar, which had hardened. The gates on the bottom of the hopper were removed . The covers on the top of the car were opened. The exact amount of cement powde r remaining in the car is unknown. A 29 year old English-speaking male sustained fatal injuries after being engulfed in cement powder while cleaning out a press ure differential railcar. The employee was below the gate opening on the bottom of the car to assist the employees on top of the car to retrieve a scraper bar t hat was inside the car. The remaining cement powder in the car flowed downward e ngulfing the employee.
Keywords: cement powder, crushed, railroad car
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1253870.015 Fatality Laborers, except construction

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