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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $6,630 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,630
Current Penalty $3,315 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,315
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100023 B08 10/21/2019 11/14/2019 $3,315 $6,630 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 117095.015 Event: 06/06/2019Employee Incurs Multiple Injuries In Fall Onto Conveyor Belt
At 11:30 a.m. on June 6, 2019, an employee was cleaning out a grain bin from the outside using a long scraper to scrape the residual grain from the edges while standing on a ladder. The employee leaned the ladder up against the wall and cli mbed up to perform the scraping duties. The task is normally performed with the conveyor belt shut down. The employee had finished most of the work in the bin a nd had turned the conveyor belt on to move grain from one of the spouts. The emp loyee continued to work at scraping the bin when his foot hit the moving conveyo r knocking him and the ladder over. The employee landed on the conveyor and was dragged under a spout where he got stuck. The roller underneath the employee bro ke and he was able to kick himself off the conveyor belt. The employee was hospi talized with a fractured hip and ribs and a punctured lung.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, cleaning, climbing on ladder, conveyor belt, fall, fracture, grain bin, hip, lung, puncture, rib
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1408001.015 Hospitalized injury Occupation Not Listed

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