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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 306207523 - Clement Grain Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Fort Worth

Nr: 306207523Report ID: 0636900Open Date: 08/18/2004

Clement Grain Co.
733 Hood Street
Waco, TX 76704
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5153/Grain and Field Beans
NAICS: 424510/Grain and Field Bean Merchant Wholesalers

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/13/2004
Close Case:06/06/2005

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 5
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $7,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,500
Current Penalty $500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100272 D 12/13/2004 02/01/2005 $500 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100272 E01 12/13/2004 02/01/2005 $1,500 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01003 Serious 19100272 H01 12/13/2004 02/01/2005 $1,500 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 4. 01004 Serious 19100272 H02 I 12/13/2004 02/01/2005 $1,500 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 5. 01005 Serious 19100272 I01 12/13/2004 02/01/2005 $1,500 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200712362Event: 08/16/2004Employee Dies Of Asphyxia In Grain Silo
On August 16, 2004, an employee entered a grain pit, corn pit, to retrieve a crank wrench; a wrench used to open the slide on the truck. Apparently, the wrench slipped through the open grates. When the employee entered the grain pit, the employee was taken down; no one closed off the slide and grain, the corn continued to flow. The pit was a gravity flow system with mechanical slide to control the flow of grain to the elevator bucket. The employee died as a result of asphyxia due to employee's bronchi was filled with yellow corn.
Keywords: lung, asphyxiated, slip, grain bin
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 306207523 Fatality Asphyxia Laborers, except construction

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