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Inspection: 308261072 - Gold-Eagle Cooperative

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa

Nr: 308261072Report ID: 0751910Open Date: 09/01/2005

Gold-Eagle Cooperative
515 N Locust
Goldfield, IA 50542
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4221/Farm Product Warehousing and Storage
NAICS: 493130/Farm Product Warehousing and Storage
Mailing: P.O. Box 280, Goldfield, IA 50542

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:09/26/2005
Emphasis: S:Fatality CatastropheClose Case:04/20/2006

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100520881    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 6 6
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $21,000 $21,000
Current Penalty $11,900 $11,900
FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100272 G01 I 10/06/2005 10/12/2005 $2,975 $3,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100272 G01 II 10/06/2005 11/25/2005 $2,975 $3,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01003 Serious 19100272 G01 IV 10/06/2005 11/25/2005 $0 $3,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100272 G02 10/06/2005 11/25/2005 $2,975 $3,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19100272 G03 10/06/2005 11/25/2005 $2,975 $3,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 6. 01006 Serious 19100272 G04 10/06/2005 11/25/2005 $0 $3,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200529923Event: 08/31/2005Employee Is Killed When Engulfed By Grain
On August 31, 2005, Employee #1 was emptying a 130,000 bushel silo. The silo was empty enough that the door near the 3,000 bushel level could be opened. One of the spouts bridged up with grain, and Employee #1 entered to break up the bridge . When the grain started to flow, it pulled Employee #1 down into the spout. He was suffocated by the grain.
Keywords: suffocated, grain, grain elevator, buried, silo
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 308261072 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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