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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 300666708 - Frank T. Williams Farm

Inspection Information - Office: Virginia Safety 2

Nr: 300666708Report ID: 0355112Open Date: 09/09/1998

Frank T. Williams Farm
5021 Morris Neck Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23457
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0191/General Farms, Primarily Crop

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/23/1999
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:07/06/2000

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
Current Penalty $10,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $10,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 510001 A 02/25/1999 03/02/1999 $5,250 $7,000 $0 03/19/1999 Y - State Decision
  2. 01002 Serious 510001 A 02/25/1999 03/02/1999 $5,250 $7,000 $0 03/19/1999 Y - State Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200920106Event: 09/07/1998Employee Dies Of Asphyxia When Grain Silo Wall Collapses
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on the day of the accident, Employee #1 was helping to load a truck with grain. He had been sent to to top of the approximately 50 ft tall silo to see if the grain was wet. After looking through a hatch located on the silo roof, he sat down to wait as the grain was loaded by conveyor into the truck. Without warning, the upper portion of the silo's side wall collapsed and Employee #1 fell off the roof. He became engulfed by the grain that piled up on the ground, and died of asphyxia.
Keywords: asphyxiated, wall, collapse, work rules, flowing material, fall, fall protection, buried, grain bin, silo
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300666708 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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