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Inspection: 303801005 - Golden Belt Coop Assn. Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Wichita

Nr: 303801005Report ID: 0729700Open Date: 09/07/2001

Golden Belt Coop Assn. Inc
917 Monroe
Ellis, KS 67637
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5153/Grain and Field Beans

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/13/2001
Emphasis: L:GrainClose Case:01/25/2002

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident101341980    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 3 5
Current Violations 2 3 5
Initial Penalty $3,000 $3,000
Current Penalty $2,400 $2,400
FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100146 D01 01/09/2002 02/27/2002 $1,200 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100146 D02 01/09/2002 02/27/2002 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01001C Serious 19100146 D03 01/09/2002 02/27/2002 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01002 Serious 19100146 G01 01/09/2002 02/27/2002 $1,200 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 02001 Other 19100146 E06 01/09/2002 02/27/2002 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 02002 Other 19100146 G04 01/09/2002 02/27/2002 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 02003 Other 19100272 D 01/09/2002 02/27/2002 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201342185Event: 09/06/2001Employee Dies When Engulfed By Grain
Employees were transferring grain from a grain bin through the elevator into rail cars. The process involved opening the grain bin, allowing the grain to flow into the truck dump pit, to the leg located in the boot pit. The grain then ran along the leg up to the elevator scales and out to the rail cars. While transferring the grain, the grain became clogged at the bin. The employee opened up a second bin of grain as to not disrupt the flow of grain while attempting to free up the clog from the other bin. The employee entered into the truck dump pit, a permit-required confined space, to poke at the clog in an attempt to free up the grain flow. The employee poked at the grain with a hoe attached to a long pole. The employee was engulfed in grain. Other employees discovered the employee engulfed in grain and called for help. They entered into the pit to rescue the employee. The employee died from asphyxia.
Keywords: asphyxiated, confined space, grain, grain bin
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 303801005 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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