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Case Status: OPEN

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 2 5
Current Violations 3 2 5
Initial Penalty $12,850 $0 $0 $900 $0 $13,750
Current Penalty $12,850 $0 $0 $900 $0 $13,750
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 95.129(01) 03/10/2022 04/27/2022 $7,000 $7,000 $0 04/21/2022 C - Contested
  2. 01001B Serious 19100134 D02 I 03/10/2022 04/27/2022 $0 $0 $0 04/21/2022 C - Contested
  3. 01002 Serious 19100307 C 03/10/2022 03/18/2022 $1,350 $1,350 $0 04/21/2022 C - Contested
  4. 01003 Serious 19101200 H03 II 03/10/2022 04/05/2022 $4,500 $4,500 $0 04/21/2022 C - Contested
  5. 02001 Other 19040010 A 03/10/2022 03/18/2022 $900 $900 $0 04/21/2022 C - Contested
  6. 02002 Other 19101200 D02 03/10/2022 03/18/2022 $0 $0 $0 04/21/2022 C - Contested

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 139143.015 Event: 09/12/2021Two Employees Are Killed When Overcome By Hydrogen Sulfide
On September 12, 2021, two employees entered a pit to work on unjamming an auger . The employees removed the cover of the auger, at which time a large amount of hydrogen sulfide was released. The employees were both overcome by the gas. The employees were found over an hour later face down in the pit and were pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: auger, auger mechanism, chemical vapor, confined space, entry permit, hydrogen sulfide, inhalation, insufficient supervision, jammed, lack of work procedures, leak, overcome by gas, overcome by vapors, overexposur
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1553054.015 Fatality Occupation not reported
2 1553054.015 Fatality Occupation not reported

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