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Inspection: 304476823 - Farmers Grain Terminal Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Baton Rouge

Nr: 304476823Report ID: 0625700Open Date: 05/18/2002

Farmers Grain Terminal Inc.
Intersection Hwy. 80 & 577
Waverly, LA 71232
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4221/Farm Product Warehousing and Storage
NAICS: 493130/Farm Product Warehousing and Storage
Mailing: P.O. Box 1796, Greenville, MS 38702

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/21/2002
Emphasis: L:GrainClose Case:03/12/2003

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100553239    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 9 1 10
Current Violations 9 1 10
Initial Penalty $44,100 $49,000 $93,100
Current Penalty $35,280 $49,000 $84,280
FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100272 D 11/13/2002 11/25/2002 $3,920 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100272 E01 II 11/13/2002 11/25/2002 $3,920 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100272 E02 11/13/2002 11/25/2002 $3,920 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100272 G01 I 11/13/2002 11/25/2002 $3,920 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19100272 G01 II 11/13/2002 11/19/2002 $3,920 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01006 Serious 19100272 G01 IV 11/13/2002 11/19/2002 $3,920 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01007 Serious 19100272 G03 11/13/2002 11/19/2002 $3,920 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 01008 Serious 19100272 G04 11/13/2002 11/25/2002 $3,920 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  9. 01009 Serious 19100272 M04 11/13/2002 11/21/2002 $3,920 $4,900 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  10. 02001 Willful 19100272 G02 11/13/2002 11/19/2002 $49,000 $49,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200552545Event: 05/18/2002Employee Killed When Asphyxiated In Grain Storage Bin
On May 18, 2002, two employees entered a grain storage bin by exterior ladder to free the flow of corn to the reclaim conveyor system located underneath the bin. Employee #1 used a rod to probe and clear the corn obstructing the gate to the system. A coworker observed the operation from a few feet away. When the obstruction cleared and the corn started to flow, Employee #1 began to be engulfed by the grain's downward flow. After recognizing the dangerous situation, the coworker immediately made his way to the bin's interior ladder, escaping the downward flow. After emerging from the bin, the coworker informed the facility manager of events. The manager immediately proceeded to conduct a rescue operation that failed and subsequently contacted Emergency Services before entering the bin a second time. Employee #1's body was retrieved by Emergency Services approximately two hours later.
Keywords: asphyxiated, grain bin, caught by, flowing material, grain
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 304476823 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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