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Inspection: 300239225 - American Crystal Sugar Company

Inspection Information - Office: Bismarck

Nr: 300239225Report ID: 0830300Open Date: 06/10/1999

American Crystal Sugar Company
County Road 44
Drayton, ND 58225
Union Status: Union
SIC: 2063/Beet Sugar
Mailing: P.O. Box 190, Drayton, ND 58225

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/10/1999
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:08/13/1999

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100330430    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $4,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,500
Current Penalty $4,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100212 A01 07/15/1999 07/20/1999 $4,500 $4,500 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200330397Event: 06/09/1999Employee Killed When Struck In Throat By Metal Rod
At 4:50 a.m. on June 9, 1999, Employee #1 was using a 54 in. long metal rod to unclog the mixing chute of a centrifuge machine at a sugar beet processing plant. The chute became plugged when the film mass hardened and blocked the flow. The metal rod deflected off the hardened film mass and struck the rotating basket of the centrifuge. The rod kicked back and struck Employee #1 in the throat, knocking him to the floor. A nearby coworker immediately ran over to him and saw the cut on his neck; there was no blood, but he was not breathing. Employee #1 was transported to a local hospital, where he died as a result of his injuries.
Keywords: kick back, throat, rotating parts, work rules, struck against, lockout, clogged, neck, struck by, hand tool
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300239225 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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