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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 304017767 - Land-O-Lakes Feed

Inspection Information - Office: Appleton

Nr: 304017767Report ID: 0521100Open Date: 06/13/2003

Land-O-Lakes Feed
305 S. Wall Street
Denmark, WI 54208
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5191/Farm Supplies
NAICS: 424910/Farm Supplies Merchant Wholesalers

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/05/2003
Close Case:12/03/2003

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
Current Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100272 K 08/06/2003 08/24/2003 $7,000 $7,000 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 304017767Event: 06/13/2003Employee Is Killed Cleaning Auger Conveyor
On June 13, 2003, an employee working at the Land-O-Lakes Feed Mill was cleaning the bearings in the augur conveyor pit after a sticky and greasy product, consisting of meat and bone feed was fed into the auger conveyor. The employee was using air pressure of approximately 100 psi to blow off the material. A top grate that had dimensions of 34 inches by 63 inches guarded the auger conveyor pit opening. The grate had been removed for cleaning. The cleaning operator accidentally fell into the conveyor and was killed. When other employees in the area heard a scream as the cleaning operator fell into the machine, they pushed the emergency stop bottom. Their action was too late to save the employee.
Keywords: air pressure, screw conveyor, guard, cleaning, grating, bearing, fall, fall protection
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 304017767 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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