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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 310083258 - West Side Grain Sales

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa

Nr: 310083258Report ID: 0751910Open Date: 11/13/2006

West Side Grain Sales
207 Commercial St.
Shellsburg, IA 52332
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4221/Farm Product Warehousing and Storage
NAICS: 493130/Farm Product Warehousing and Storage

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/04/2006
Emphasis: S:Fatality Catastrophe, S:General IndustryClose Case:01/22/2007

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 4
Current Violations 4 4
Initial Penalty $6,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,000
Current Penalty $6,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100272 G02 12/20/2006 02/08/2007 $1,500 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100272 G03 12/20/2006 02/08/2007 $1,500 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100272 G04 12/20/2006 02/08/2007 $1,500 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100272 G05 12/20/2006 02/08/2007 $1,500 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200531259Event: 11/10/2006Employee Is Killed When Engulfed By Grain
On November 10, 2006, two seasonal employees entered a flat storage structure onto a pile of grain that was approximately 10 ft deep. They intended to vacuum out 4 to 5 in. off the top of the grain. As the vacuum pulled the grain out of the structure, Employee #1 became engulfed and killed.
Keywords: asphyxiated, grain, storage area, work surface, unstable position
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310083258 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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