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Inspection: 1324714 - Grow Mark Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Inactive-Madison

Nr: 1324714Report ID: 0523420Open Date: 05/16/1984

Grow Mark Inc
312 W Wells
Prairie Du Chein, WI 53821
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2875/Fertilizers, Mixing Only

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/19/1984
Close Case:07/19/1984

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360544324    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $360 $0 $0 $0 $0 $360
Current Penalty $120 $0 $0 $0 $0 $120
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100176 B 06/28/1984 07/01/1984 $120 $360 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 02001 Other 19100028 A01 06/28/1984 07/01/1984 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14384176Event: 05/15/1984Buried By Potash From Damaged Storage Bin
A LEAK OF MATERIALS DEVELOPED IN A FERTILIZER MIXING PLANT BETWEEN A RAW PRODUCT (POTASH) BIN AND THE ADJACENT FINISHED PRODUCT BIN. THE COMMON WALL WAS CONSTRUCTED OF 2" PLANKS LAID IN THE CHANNEL CREATED BY STRUCTURAL STEEL I-BEAM FLANGES. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS STANDING IN THE RAISED BUCKET OF A FRONT END LOADER ATTEMPTING TO PLUG THE LEAK. THE PLANKING CAME OUT OF THE CHANNEL WHERE THE EMPLOYEE WAS WORKING. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS BURIED BY THE POTASH. A SECOND EMPLOYEE, SEATED IN THE FRONT END LOADER, ESCAPED INJURY. HE WAS PROTECTED BY THE OVERHEAD GUARD WHICH SUPPORTED THE WALL PLANKS, KEEPING THE POTASH OFF HIM.
Keywords: wall, storage bin, suffocated, fertilizer mixing, potash, buried
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1324714 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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