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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1343942.015 - Green Plains, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Omaha

Nr: 1343942.015Report ID: 0728900Open Date: 08/29/2018

Green Plains, Inc.
214 20th St.Null
Central City, NE 68826
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 325193/Ethyl Alcohol Manufacturing
Mailing: 214 20th St.Null, Central City, NE 68826

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:11/07/2018
Emphasis: L:RepvehicleClose Case:02/12/2019

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral1374561 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $12,934 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,934
Current Penalty $6,467 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,467
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100147 D02 12/18/2018 01/22/2019 $6,467 $12,934 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 108842.015Event: 08/23/2018Employee Sustains Hot Water Burns
At 11:15 a.m. on August 23, 2018, Employee #1, an operations manager, was evalua ting an EA level puck/transmitter on evaporator vessel #13, in a non PSM area of the ethanol facility, which was giving false readings. The stillage vessel was flushed twice with hot evaporator condensate and supposedly emptied. The manual stillage discharge valve was not locked out after emptying the hot liquid and th e tank was still full. The employee and the Production Supervisor were attemptin g to remove the upper level puck by removing four bolts. The level puck was stuc k and Employee #1 pried it off and 180 degree hot condensate water spilled out o ver his upper body. He suffered first and second degree burns to forty percent o f his upper body and was transferred to a nearby burn center for treatment.
Keywords: burn, hot water, lockout, maintenance, struck by, torso
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1343942.015 Hospitalized injury Production coordinators

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