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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 309444107 - The Andersons Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Toledo

Nr: 309444107Report ID: 0524700Open Date: 11/03/2006

The Andersons Inc.
521 Illinois Ave.
Maumee, OH 43537
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5153/Grain and Field Beans
NAICS: 425120/Wholesale Trade Agents and Brokers
Mailing: P.O. Box 119, Maumee, OH 43537

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/22/2007
Close Case:04/06/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral202099099 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 1 1 2
Initial Penalty $12,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $12,500
Current Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19100027 D02 02/02/2007 03/08/2007 $2,500 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Other 19100272 E02 02/02/2007 02/14/2007 $0 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100272 H03 02/02/2007 02/14/2007 $5,000 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 202087805Event: 11/03/2006Employee Is Engulfed By Grain Spilling From Silo Door
At approximately 12:00 p.m. On November 3, 2006, Employee #1 was assisting two other workers that had encountered difficulty removing the rusted bolts on a silo door. After Employee #1 removed the last bolt from the door using an impact wrench, wheat pushed the silo door open, flowed from the silo opening, and engulfed Employee #1. The grain silo had a capacity of 480,000 bushels of wheat. Three hours after the incident occurred, the wheat level in the silo appeared to be approximately 5 ft above the top of the access door that Employee #1 had been removing. The weather conditions at the time of the accident consisted of sunny clear skies and did not likely contribute to the accident.
Keywords: portable power tool, grain, bolt, door, silo
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 309444107 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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