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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 302445481 - Amick Broilers, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: South Carolina Priv

Nr: 302445481Report ID: 0454510Open Date: 08/02/1999

Amick Broilers, Inc.
Hwy. 23
Monetta, SC 29105
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2048/Prepared Feed and Feed Ingredients for Animals and Fowls, Except Dogs and Cats
Mailing: Po Box 2309, Batesburg-Leesville, SC 29070

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/07/1999
Close Case:02/28/2000

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100370394    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 7 7
Current Violations 7 7
Initial Penalty $12,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,000
Current Penalty $6,150 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,150
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 10/18/1999 10/21/1999 $1,800 $4,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100272 G01 II 10/18/1999 11/19/1999 $600 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100272 G01 III 10/18/1999 01/17/2000 $750 $750 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100272 G02 10/18/1999 01/17/2000 $750 $1,875 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  5. 01005 Serious 19100272 G04 10/18/1999 01/17/2000 $750 $1,875 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  6. 01006 Serious 19100272 G05 10/18/1999 11/19/1999 $750 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01007 Serious 19100272 G06 10/18/1999 11/19/1999 $750 $750 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200370559Event: 08/02/1999Ten Employees Injured In Silo Explosion
Employees #1 through #10, and a coworker, were removing burning corn feed from a 46 ft wide by 116 ft tall concrete silo in which a fire had been discovered four days earlier. The 287,000 bushel capacity silo contained 13,000 bushels of corn feed at the time. The local fire department aborted its attempt to combat the blaze after noticing cracks in the silo's structure. The workers were using a portable auger, shovels, and a small front end loader to remove the corn through a 3 ft square opening at the base of the silo. They had removed approximately 3,000 bushels of burned corn in approximately four hours when there was an explosion inside the silo that blew the top off the structure. Several workers who were standing in front and to the side of the silo opening sustained injuries when they were thrown backward. Employees #1 through #4 were hospitalized with third-degree burns over between 9 and 42 percent of their bodies. Employees #5 through #10 sustained first-, second-, and third-degree burns; Employees #5 through #8 were hospitalized while Employees #9 and #10 were treated and released. The silo had four 1 ft by 2 ft vents--three of them on the top--that were closed during the fire. The cause of the fire was not determined.
Keywords: burn, flammable vapors, fire, corn, explosion, combustible dust, silo
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 302445481 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Butchers and meat cutters
2 302445481 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Butchers and meat cutters
3 302445481 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Butchers and meat cutters
4 302445481 Non Hospitalized injury Other Butchers and meat cutters
5 302445481 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Butchers and meat cutters
6 302445481 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Butchers and meat cutters
7 302445481 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Butchers and meat cutters
8 302445481 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Butchers and meat cutters
9 302445481 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Butchers and meat cutters
10 302445481 Non Hospitalized injury Other Butchers and meat cutters

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