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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1442699.015 - 74287 - Southeastern Grain Company Llc

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv

Nr: 1442699.015Report ID: 0454510Open Date: 11/05/2019

74287 - Southeastern Grain Company Llc
808 South Scurry Rdnull
Lake City, SC 29560
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5153/Grain and Field Beans
NAICS: 424510/Grain and Field Bean Merchant Wholesalers
Mailing: 808 South Scurry Rdnull, Lake City, SC 29560

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/10/2020
Close Case:06/29/2021

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1514994    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 7 7
Current Violations 7 7
Initial Penalty $24,800 $0 $0 $0 $0 $24,800
Current Penalty $17,360 $0 $0 $0 $0 $17,360
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100028 B01 I 04/06/2020 05/12/2020 $2,940 $4,200 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100028 B09 I 04/06/2020 05/12/2020 $1,750 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100272 G01 III 04/06/2020 05/12/2020 $2,940 $4,200 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100272 G02 04/06/2020 04/10/2020 $2,100 $3,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19100272 G04 04/06/2020 05/12/2020 $2,940 $4,200 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01006 Serious 19100272 G05 04/06/2020 05/12/2020 $2,940 $4,200 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01007 Serious 19100272 D 04/06/2020 05/12/2020 $1,750 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 121530.015Event: 11/04/2019Employee Is Killed When Engulfed In Grain Load Out Bin
At about 8:30 a.m. on November 4, 2019, an employee was working for a wholesaler of grain and field beans. He entered a load out grain silo bin approximately 9 meters (30 feet) above ground level. The loadout bin cylinder was 4.3 meters (14 feet) in diameter and 6 meters (20 feet) long. The bottom cone of the load out bin was 2.1 meters (7 feet) deep. It was filled with corn. It held 10.3 cubic me ters (291 bushels). The employee climbed up a ground silo's exterior fixed ladde r, a portable ladder, and up the load out bin's exterior fixed ladder to reach a top hatchway to enter the load out bin. The employee descended the interior fix ed ladder. He carried into the bin a piece of construction rebar, about 2.1 mete rs (7 feet) long, to poke clumped corn inside the bin. A few minutes later, the employee was no longer communicating to a coworker outside the bin by shouting o r striking the bin wall. The coworker entered the load out bin. He found the emp loyee engulfed inside the load out bin. The employee's legs were plugging the de livery chute at the bottom of the bin cone. The coworker's attempts to revive th e employee were unsuccessful. The employee had suffocated from the engulfment. T he Olanta Fire Department responded, and the response effort became a body recov ery effort involving other local fire department crews with specialized equipmen t. The outside confined space rescue team entered after a panel had been cut out in the bottom cone of the bin. The employee was removed from the load out bin a t about 2:43 p.m. He had been killed.
Keywords: agriculture, asphyxiated, confined space, emergency response, engulfed, grain, grain bin, grain elevator, silo, suffocated
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1442699.015 Fatality Occupation not reported

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