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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 306421082 - Fair Tomorrow Farms Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Washington Region 6

Nr: 306421082Report ID: 1055360Open Date: 08/14/2003

Fair Tomorrow Farms Inc
1917 Thoni Rd
Addy, WA 99101
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0241/Dairy Farms
NAICS: 112120/Dairy Cattle and Milk Production

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:11/21/2003
Emphasis: L:AgriClose Case:03/06/2004

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1 2
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $100
Current Penalty $100 $0 $0 $0 $0 $100
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 0621411005 B 12/30/2003 03/02/2004 $100 $100 $0 -
  2. 01001B Serious 0621411504 A 12/30/2003 03/02/2004 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01001C Serious 0621411504 H 12/30/2003 03/02/2004 $0 $0 $0 -
  4. 01001D Serious 0621413003 12/30/2003 03/02/2004 $0 $0 $0 -
  5. 02001 Other 0621413004 12/30/2003 08/20/2003 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202350971Event: 08/12/2003Oxygen Deficiency Kills Two Employees In Silo
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on August 12, 2003, two 16-year-old employees of the farm were found dead inside an 80-ft tall silo. One was the employer's son; the other was a long-time friend of the family. Their bodies were on the surface of the silage, approximately 10 ft below the top opening. It appeared that they climbed up to check how full the silo was, and were overcome by oxygen deficiency and or toxic gases when they opened the two hatches on top. During previous entries into silos on this farm, the PTO-driven silage blower was used for ventilation. When this entry occurred, the blower was operable but the tractor was not near it and it wasn't running. There were no witnesses to exactly what happened on top of the silo. Both employees died.
Keywords: oxygen deficiency, asphyxiated, ventilation, toxic atmosphere, silo
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 306421082 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported
2 306421082 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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