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Inspection: 1679216 - Tom Soya Grain Company Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Jackson

Nr: 1679216Report ID: 0419400Open Date: 11/13/1984

Tom Soya Grain Company Inc
Highway 50 East
West Point, MS 39773
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4221/Farm Product Warehousing and Storage
Mailing: Route 2 Box 227l, West Point, MS 39773

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/15/1984
Emphasis: N:GrainClose Case:05/21/1985

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360535207    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 6 9
Current Violations 3 6 9
Initial Penalty $450 $450
Current Penalty $450 $450
FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100023 C01 11/27/1984 12/31/1984 $180 $180 $0 -
  2. 01001B Serious 19100023 C02 11/27/1984 12/31/1984 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01002 Serious 19100027 D02 11/27/1984 12/31/1984 $180 $180 $0 -
  4. 01003 Serious 19180013 A 11/27/1984 12/31/1984 $90 $90 $0 -
  5. 02001 Other 19030002 A01 11/27/1984 11/30/1984 $0 $0 $0 -
  6. 02002 Other 19040002 A 11/27/1984 12/31/1984 $0 $0 $0 -
  7. 02003A Other 19100151 B 11/27/1984 12/31/1984 $0 $0 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  8. 02003B Other 19100151 B 11/27/1984 12/31/1984 $0 $0 $0 -
  9. 02004 Other 19180021 D 11/27/1984 12/31/1984 $0 $0 $0 -
  10. 02005 Other 19180093 A01 I 11/27/1984 12/31/1984 $0 $0 $0 -
  11. 02006 Other 19180096 E 11/27/1984 12/31/1984 $0 $0 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14349401Event: 11/05/1984Employee Suffocated In Soybean Bin
THE COMPANY WAS TRANSFERRING SOYBEANS FROM BIN #4 TO BIN #3. BECAUSE THE SOYBEANS WERE MOIST, CLOGGING WAS A PROBLEM. CONSEQUENTLY, THE SOYBEANS DID NOT FLOW PROPERLY OUT OF BIN #4. COMPANY OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEE #1 TRIED TO BREAK UP THE CLOGS FROM OUTSIDE THE BIN, USING A REBAR. THIS ATTEMPT FAILED. THE OFFICIALS AND EMPLOYEE #1 THEN TURNED THE CONVEYOR OFF AND WENT INSIDE THE BIN TO BREAK UP THE CLOGS. THE COMPANY OFFICIALS RETURNED TO THEIR OFFICES AFTER GIVING EMPLOYEE #1 VERBAL INSTRUCTIONS TO MONITOR THE SOYBEAN FLOW AND TO BREAK UP ANY ADDITIONAL CLOGS. EMPLOYEE #1 AND ANOTHER WORKER WENT INTO THE BIN TO REMOVE CLOGS WHILE THE DRAG CONVEYOR WAS STILL RUNNING. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS BURIED BY THE SOYBEANS AND SUFFOCATED. THE SOYBEANS WERE ABOUT EIGHT FEET DEEP IN THE BIN WHEN THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED.
Keywords: grain bin, clogged, flowing material, bridging, suffocated, lifeline, soybeans
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1679216 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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