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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1510346.015 - Hueber L.L.C.

Inspection Information - Office: Naperville

Nr: 1510346.015Report ID: 0521400Open Date: 01/15/2021

Hueber L.L.C.
1138 Backbone Rd.Null
Tampico, IL 61283
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 424510/Grain and Field Bean Merchant Wholesalers
Mailing: 110 South Main Streetp.O. Box 85, Creston, IL 60113

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/15/2021
Close Case:08/30/2021

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 3 1 4
Initial Penalty $32,767 $0 $0 $1,366 $0 $34,133
Current Penalty $29,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $29,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100332 B01 05/28/2021 08/16/2021 $7,672 $9,557 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100333 C03 III A 05/28/2021 08/16/2021 $13,653 $13,653 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100333 C04 II 05/28/2021 08/16/2021 $7,675 $9,557 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 02001 Other 19040029 A 05/28/2021 $0 $1,366 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 132457.015Event: 01/14/2021Employee Is Electrocuted When Feed Auger Contacted Live 7,80
At 6:45 p.m. on January 14, 2021, an employee was standing at a tractor-trailer' s operating an overhead feed auger. Coworker #1 was standing about 5 - 10 feet s outh of the employee in between the barn and the trailer. The auger was raised a nd rotated over the barn towards the northeast rooftop saddle at the trailer's r ear end. Coworker #1 walked towards the driver door watching the auger as it was lowering. At that time a sudden flash and sparking occurred when the auger's ti p contacted the southern 7,800 volt power line. The employee was electrocuted an d fell to the ground killing him. Coworker #1 approached the employee whose left hand was had been amputated. Coworker #1 attempted to extract the employee whil e avoiding contact with the truck. Once Coworker #1 made contact with the body, an electric shock knocked him down to the ground. Coworker #1 observed the trail er was on fire and stood up, stepped away disoriented and touched the grain wago n which was energized receiving another electric shock. At that point, Coworker #1 left to try to find help as he heard a distinctive noise when the truck tires blew. Coworker #1 sat down and watched as the power went out. At that point, th e decided to enter the truck's cab to retrieve his phone and wallets. He called Coworker #2 to inform him about the accident because he knew that a bystander ha d already called 911. While on the call, Coworker #1 attempted to unhook truck f rom the trailer. He turned off truck's motor, disconnected airlines, and attempt ed to restart it, but could not. Coworker #1 went back to the employee, picked h im up and carried him inside the barn where CPR was performed by a bystander. EM S arrived and attended to the employee prior to removing him for transport by am bulance. When EMS arrived, the rear end of the trailer was still on fire and cou ld not be extinguished until the power line was deenergized, which was performed by the power company around 8:00 p.m.
Keywords: agriculture, amputated, amputation, auger, auger mechanism, barn, burn, contact, cpr, electric arc, electric shock, electrocuted, energized, fire, fire brigade/department, overhead power line, power lines, shock, spark
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1510346.015 Fatality Truck Driver: Heavy/Tractor-Trailer

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