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Inspection: 18460725 - Edges Grain Market, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh

Nr: 18460725Report ID: 0453710Open Date: 01/17/1990

Edges Grain Market, Inc.
State Road 1167
Whiteville, NC 28472
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5153/Grain and Field Beans
Mailing: Rt. 6, Box 182, Whiteville, NC 28472

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/18/1990
Close Case:04/17/1990

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360769699    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 7 2 9
Current Violations 7 2 9
Initial Penalty $980 $140 $1,120
Current Penalty $980 $140 $1,120
FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100132 A 03/30/1990 04/05/1990 $140 $140 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100272 E02 03/30/1990 04/05/1990 $140 $140 $0 -
  3. 01003 Serious 19100272 G01 I 03/30/1990 04/05/1990 $140 $140 $0 -
  4. 01004 Serious 19100272 G01 III 03/30/1990 04/05/1990 $140 $140 $0 -
  5. 01005 Serious 19100272 G02 03/30/1990 04/05/1990 $140 $140 $0 -
  6. 01006 Serious 19100272 G03 03/30/1990 04/05/1990 $140 $140 $0 -
  7. 01007 Serious 19100272 G04 03/30/1990 04/05/1990 $140 $140 $0 -
  8. 02001 Other 7B0102 A01 03/30/1990 04/05/1990 $140 $140 $0 -
  9. 02002 Other 7B0308 03/30/1990 04/05/1990 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 760124Event: 12/22/1989Employee Dies When Engulfed In Wheat Inside Silo
Employee #1 inadvertently transferred wheat into the wrong storage silo. He and the president of the company climbed into the silo from the top to remove the wh eat using a pneumatic conveyor. The conveyor was being operated from the ground by two other employees. The president left the silo to obtain a part for the con veyor, leaving Employee #1 alone in the top of the silo. At the direction of the vice president, who was one of the two employees on the ground, Employee #1 con tinued to remove the wheat using the conveyor. After approximately 20 minutes of operation, the vice president noticed the conveyor piping shaking as if it was clogging up. He shut the conveyor down and went up into the silo to ascertain th e problem, but could not locate Employee #1. He searched through the wheat for 5 to 10 minutes, then went to the office to call for help. The rescue squad arriv ed and assisted the President and vice president in searching through the wheat for Employee #1. The vice president found Employee #1's body in a vertical posit ion with his head about 2 feet below the surface of the wheat; the body was 2 to 3 feet from the conveyor hose. Employee #1 died. The president stated that he h ad trained Employee #1 in the proper use of the conveyor.
Keywords: head, grain, conveyor, buried
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 18460725 Fatality Asphyxia Miscellaneous plant and system operators

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