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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 $5,803 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,803
Current Penalty $5,803 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,803
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100146 C03 09/23/2021 10/20/2021 $5,803 $5,803 $0 Z - Issued

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 135448.015 Event: 05/07/2021Employee Is Killed When Engulfed In Fertilizer
At 8:45 p.m. on May 7, 2021, an employee and his coworkers were unloading a fert ilizer car when the Urea got stuck. They were using a compressor driven vibrator on each side of the car as well as having employees hit the outside of the car with hammers. The employee and a coworker got up on the car to open the hatch an d see if they could dislodge the clumped materials. The employee entered the car to poke the material with rebar when the material dislodged and engulfed him. T he employee died of asphyxiation.
Keywords: asphyxiated, engulfed, off loading, railroad tank car, stuck
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1529777.015 Fatality Laborers, except construction

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