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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1272005.015 - Proseed, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Bismarck

Nr: 1272005.015Report ID: 0830300Open Date: 10/24/2017

Proseed, Inc.
302 Gridley Avenue
Amenia, ND 58004
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 424510/Grain and Field Bean Merchant Wholesalers
Mailing: 705 East Brewster Street, Harvey, ND 58341

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/24/2017
Emphasis: N:Dustexpl, L:GrainClose Case:03/30/2018

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1276341    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $5,174 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,174
Current Penalty $3,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19260451 A06 02/12/2018 02/22/2018 $3,000 $5,174 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19260451 C02 V 02/12/2018 02/22/2018 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 100270.015Event: 10/20/2017Employee Falls From Pallet Elevated By Forklift And Is Kille
At approximately 3:00 or 3:30 p.m. on October 20, 2017, an employee was working for a grain and field bean merchant wholesaler. The employee was being lifted to the flat roof of a room that contained a corn-burning furnace. The furnace room was inside a pole barn storage warehouse. To access the roof, the employee was on a pallet being lifted by a Toyota Model Number 8FGCU25 forklift. He fell from a height of approximately 2.4 to 3.0 meters (8 to 10 feet), either from the pallet or from the roof of the furnace room. When he landed he struck the ground and an 18.9-liter (5-gallon) metal bucket. He sustained brain injuries. A herniated brain stem was the cause of death, as there was a massive right subdural hemorrhage with midline shift. There was also a left hemothorax. The incident report also listed a hospitalized employee, so the employee must have died later, rather than being killed at the time of the incident.
Keywords: brain, roof, powered industrial vehicle, elevated work platform, fall, hemorrhage
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1272005.015 Fatality Cut/Laceration

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