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Inspection: 18194415 - Dewitt Seed

Inspection Information - Office: St. Louis

Nr: 18194415Report ID: 0729300Open Date: 07/19/1989

Dewitt Seed
Hwy 61 South Of Hwy 60, 2 Miles From
Sikeston, MO 63801
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0723/Crop Preparation Services for Market, Except Cotton Ginning
Mailing: Box 338, Hwy 61s, Sikeston, MO 63801

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/20/1989
Close Case:01/05/1990

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360426357    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 1 7
Current Violations 6 1 7
Initial Penalty $2,180 $2,180
Current Penalty $875 $875
FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 12/11/1989 01/27/1990 $260 $640 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100027 C06 12/11/1989 01/27/1990 $95 $240 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100027 D03 12/11/1989 01/27/1990 $95 $240 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100132 C 12/11/1989 01/27/1990 $260 $640 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19100157 G01 12/11/1989 01/27/1990 $95 $240 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01006A Serious 19100219 D01 12/11/1989 01/27/1990 $70 $180 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01006B Serious 19100219 E03 I 12/11/1989 01/27/1990 $0 $0 $0 -
  8. 02001 Other 19040008 12/11/1989 12/14/1989 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14423511Event: 07/13/1989Employee Suffocated In Seed Bin
Employee #1 went to unclog an auger in a bin with a push rod. He was standing on or near the top rung of the bin's outside ladder and pushed the push rod into t he fescue seed. As the auger began to move the fescue seed, Employee #1 was pull ed or fell into the bin. The pocket in the seed gave way and Employee #1 suffoca ted and died.
Keywords: suffocated, agriculture, ladder, clogged, flowing material, auger, fall, bridged material, grain bin, unstable position
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 18194415 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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