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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 303798722 - Cropland Coop, Inc. - Hickok Branch

Inspection Information - Office: Wichita

Nr: 303798722Report ID: 0729700Open Date: 05/16/2001

Cropland Coop, Inc. - Hickok Branch
Rfd 1, 7119 E. Highway 160
Hickok, KS 67880
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5153/Grain and Field Beans
Mailing: P.O. Box 947, Ulysses, KS 67880

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:05/23/2001
Close Case:11/23/2001

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $9,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,000
Current Penalty $6,750 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,750
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 08/06/2001 11/15/2001 $3,000 $3,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100272 H01 08/06/2001 11/15/2001 $1,875 $3,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003A Serious 19100272 H02 I 08/06/2001 11/15/2001 $1,875 $3,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01003B Serious 19100272 H02 II 08/06/2001 11/15/2001 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201341914Event: 05/15/2001Employee Dies When Engulfed In Grain Storage Structure
Employee #1, a branch manager, entered a flat storage structure for unknown purposes which stored corn. He was found in a semi seated position covered by approximately 1 to 2 ft of corn dead. There was approximately 2 ft of corn between him and the floor and he was found in close proximity to the floor opening leading to the screw auger and a drive through door on the north side of the structure. A plastic rod approximately 92 inches in length was found with Employee #1. The corn was not greater than waist deep along the center auger line but was sloped to approximately 10 to 12 ft towards the sides of the structure.
Keywords: asphyxiated, corn, auger, buried
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 303798722 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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