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Inspection: 305235814 - Melrose Grain & Elevator Co., Inc

Inspection Information - Office: New Mexico

Nr: 305235814Report ID: 0653510Open Date: 08/02/2002

Melrose Grain & Elevator Co., Inc
205 E. Denby
Melrose, NM 88124
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5153/Grain and Field Beans
Mailing: Po Box 316, Melrose, NM 88124

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/02/2002
Close Case:04/04/2003

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100041094    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 7 7
Current Violations 7 7
Initial Penalty $10,500 $10,500
Current Penalty $1,050 $1,050
FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100272 E02 12/05/2002 06/04/2003 $150 $1,500 $0 12/24/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100272 G01 I 12/05/2002 06/04/2003 $150 $1,500 $0 12/24/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100272 G01 II 12/05/2002 06/04/2003 $150 $1,500 $0 12/24/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100272 G01 III 12/05/2002 06/04/2004 $150 $1,500 $0 12/24/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19100272 G01 IV 12/05/2002 06/04/2003 $150 $1,500 $0 12/24/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  6. 01006 Serious 19100272 G02 12/05/2002 06/04/2003 $150 $1,500 $0 12/24/2002 F - Formal Settlement
  7. 01007 Serious 19100272 G05 12/05/2002 06/04/2003 $150 $1,500 $0 12/24/2002 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200040640Event: 07/31/2002Employee Dies Of Asphyxia When Engulfed In Grain Bin
On July 31, 2002, Employee #1 and coworkers were transferring wheat grain from bin number 12 when the chute became clogged. Employee #1 entered the bin to clear the blockage. He was using a long steel poker to break the clog when the grain began to flow, engulfing him. Employee #1 died of asphyxia.
Keywords: asphyxiated, dust, agriculture, work rules, inhalation, clogged, flowing material, buried, untrained, grain bin
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 305235814 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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