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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 301989547 - Tubbs Rice Dryer, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Baton Rouge

Nr: 301989547Report ID: 0625700Open Date: 03/23/1998

Tubbs Rice Dryer, Inc.
126 Co-Op Rd.
Pioneer, LA 71266
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5153/Grain and Field Beans

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/23/1998
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:06/11/1998

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

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

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100272 E02 05/04/1998 05/08/1998 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170080402Event: 03/19/1998Employee Dies Of Asphyxia When Buried In Grain
Employee #1 was unclogging the floor grates of a grain bin to enable the grain to flow freely onto the conveyor. As he unstopped a flow gate, he sank into the grain as it were quicksand, Employee #1 was completely engulfed and died of asphyxia,. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: asphyxiated, lifeline, grain, work rules, clogged, flowing material, fall, fall protection, buried
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 301989547 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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