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Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1323934.015 - Wabash Valley Service Company

Inspection Information - Office: Fairview Heights

Nr: 1323934.015Report ID: 0524530Open Date: 06/19/2018

Wabash Valley Service Company
609 County Road 2775 E
Ellery, IL 62833
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 115116/Farm Management Services
Mailing: 607 S.E. 4th Street, Fairfield, IL 62837

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/19/2018
Close Case:03/28/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1349454    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $9,239 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,239
Current Penalty $9,239 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,239
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 12/18/2018 02/22/2019 $9,239 $9,239 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 106629.015Event: 06/18/2018Employee Is Killed When Electrocuted By Energized Equipment
At 5:00 p.m. on June 18, 2018, Employee #1 and #2 were spraying pesticides on a corn field. The weather was clear and warm. Employee #1 was operating a R4038 John Deere Boom Agricultural Sprayer. Employee #2 was operating the tank truck, also known as the nurse truck. Employee #1, the sprayer operator, had parked in a nearby grain bin area where the tank truck was waiting to refill his tank. When Employee #1 parked, he inadvertently placed the right 61 foot spray boom in an overhead 7,200 volt, primary single phase power line, which energized the boom sprayer. Employee #2 approached the sprayer with the three inch hose, and attempted to make a connection to the valve on the front of the sprayer. At this point, Employee #2 was electrocuted and killed. Employee #1 observed that the hose was smoking and then observed Employee #2s arms on fire, as well as noticing that the boom was in the power lines. Employee #1 immediately backed the equipment up to get the boom off of the wires, but Employee #2 was already dead.
Keywords: tank truck, agriculture machinery/vehicle, overhead power line, electrocuted, agriculture
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1323934.015 Fatality Electric Shock Agricultural and food scientists

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