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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 305290082 - Grain Commerce Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Minnesota

Nr: 305290082Report ID: 0552700Open Date: 09/25/2002

Grain Commerce Inc
21575 515th Ave
Lake Crystal, MN 56055
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5153/Grain and Field Beans
Mailing: Rural Route #2 Box 208, Lake Crystal, MN 56055

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/25/2002
Close Case:09/14/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $25,875 $0 $0 $0 $0 $25,875
Current Penalty $25,875 $0 $0 $0 $0 $25,875
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 182065308 10/22/2002 11/14/2002 $0 $0 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100038 A02 10/22/2002 11/01/2002 $875 $875 $0 -
  3. 01003A Serious 19100272 E02 10/22/2002 11/01/2002 $25,000 $25,000 $0 -
  4. 01003B Serious 19100272 G01 I 10/22/2002 11/01/2002 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200513133Event: 09/24/2002Employee Dies From Asphyxia In Bin When Engulfed By Grain
On September 24, 2002, an employee was working inside a grain bin while the unloading auger conveyor was running. He became caught and was pulled into the grain. The employee died of asphyxia. The auger conveyor was not locked-out at the time of the accident.
Keywords: asphyxiated, screw conveyor, grain, work rules, caught by, lockout, flowing material, grain bin
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 305290082 Fatality Asphyxia Graders and sorters, agricultural products

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