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Inspection: 303677413 - Amherst Co-Op Elevator, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Denver

Nr: 303677413Report ID: 0830500Open Date: 06/18/2001

Amherst Co-Op Elevator, Inc.
200 E. Railroad
Julesburg, CO 80737
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5153/Grain and Field Beans
Mailing: P.O. Box 115, Amherst, CO 80721

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/18/2001
Close Case:12/18/2001

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100132 A 08/02/2001 12/07/2001 $2,500 $2,500 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100272 E01 08/02/2001 09/04/2001 $2,500 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201570884Event: 06/14/2001Employee Fell Into Grain Storage Railcar And Asphyxiated
On June 14, 2001, Employee #1 and two other employees were unloading a railcar of wheat. The plant manager was operating a small belt conveyor to unload the car on one side. The other employee was watching the grain process from the opposite side of the car. The manager heard something and stopped the operation. He went to the other side of the railcar to locate Employee #1, the young summer helper. The two employees went to the top of the car where they found the safety glasses of Employee #1 lying on the railcar catwalk. They could not see him or get a response from calling so they opened the car dump and pushed it along the track to get the grain out faster. They then saw the legs of Employee #1. He had fallen into the grain hopper and was buried in grain. The manager summoned emergency medical services. The paramedics arrived and transported him to the hospital, but he died the next day.
Keywords: asphyxiated, guardrail, grain, railroad car, catwalk, fall, fall protection
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 303677413 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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