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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 126557784 - Buysse Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Minnesota

Nr: 126557784Report ID: 0552700Open Date: 03/11/1996

Buysse Inc.
Rr2 Box 14a
Minneota, MN 56264
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0115/Corn

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/11/1996
Close Case:05/31/1996

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $6,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,300
Current Penalty $6,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,300
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19280057 A06 III 05/01/1996 05/05/1996 $3,150 $3,150 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 182065302 05/01/1996 05/05/1996 $3,150 $3,150 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 813246Event: 03/06/1996Employee Dies Of Asphyxia In Grain Bin
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on March 6, 1996, Employee #1 and two coworkers were unloading a grain bin. Employee #1 and one coworker climbed inside the bin to throw out a crusted layer while the other coworker operated a vacuum system. After one 1,500 bushel load, the coworker climbed out of the bin and started the vacuum again to fill the hopper of the auger. Inside the bin, Employee #1 was drawn down into the soybeans. He died of asphyxia. He was not wearing any safety equipment, nor did the employer have written safety programs or safety equipment.
Keywords: asphyxiated, lifeline, agriculture, work rules, cleaning, safety belt, flowing material, soybeans, buried, grain bin
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 126557784 Fatality Asphyxia Farm workers

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