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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 1445528.015 - Midwest Tank Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa

Nr: 1445528.015Report ID: 0751910Open Date: 11/15/2019

Midwest Tank Llc
59129 Lincoln Highway
Nevada, IA 50201
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC:
NAICS: 238990/All Other Specialty Trade Contractors
Mailing: Po Box 451, South West City, MO 64863

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/15/2019
Emphasis: S:Fall, S:ScaffoldClose Case:05/13/2020

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident1518360    
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $15,912 $0 $0 $0 $0 $15,912
Current Penalty $12,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100178 L04 III 04/07/2020 05/01/2020 $3,000 $3,978 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260021 B02 04/07/2020 05/22/2020 $3,000 $3,978 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19260602 C01 I 04/07/2020 05/01/2020 $3,000 $3,978 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19260602 C01 II 04/07/2020 05/01/2020 $3,000 $3,978 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 121802.015Event: 11/14/2019Employee Is Killed When Crushed By Galvanized Steel Ring
At 10:00 a.m. on November 14, 2019, Employee #1 and a coworker, a forklift operator, were working on a commercial construction project. Employee #1 was removing bolts from a bin jack attached to a 6,300 lbs., (center ring for the roof of a digester tank). The coworker lowered the center ring section of a large digester tank to a Jib of a fully extended, JCB 512 rough terrain, forklift and Employee #1 then placed himself under the galvanized center ring of the 6,300 lbs. ring.As Employee #1 pried on the bin jack to remove a bolt, the bolt finally became free and the rough terrain forklift center and outer ring then fell on and crushed Employee #1 on the concrete floor below. The coworker then worked to try to move the boom and the ring off of Employee #1; however, after being crushed by the weight of the steel ring, Employee #1 then sustained fatal injuries to the chest and head and was killed.
Keywords: ring, forklift, bolt, boom, fall, dismantling, crushed, construction, concrete, collapse, construction vehicle, chest, caught between, head, bolting, operator, contact, steel, tank, chest pain
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1445528.015 Fatality Other

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