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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 311465777 - Chief Ethanol Fuels

Inspection Information - Office: Omaha

Nr: 311465777Report ID: 0728900Open Date: 03/06/2009

Chief Ethanol Fuels
4225 E. South
Hastings, NE 68901
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2869/Industrial Organic Chemicals, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 325193/Ethyl Alcohol Manufacturing
Mailing: Po Box 488, Hastings, NE 68902

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/11/2009
Emphasis: N:DustexplClose Case:05/29/2009

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral200059640 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $5,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,000
Current Penalty $3,250 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,250
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100147 C04 II 04/03/2009 05/15/2009 $3,250 $5,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01001B Serious 19100147 D05 I 04/03/2009 05/15/2009 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200053429Event: 03/05/2009Two Employees Are Injured In Small Explosion
On March 5, 2009, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were working on a grain grinder. They locked out the grain grinder to perform maintenance. Employee #1 opened the panel, and a small explosion occurred, injuring Employee #1 and Employee #2 with serious burns. Both employees were taken to the hospital for treatment.
Keywords: burn, grinder, maintenance, grain, fire, panelboard, lockout, explosion, smoke
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311465777 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 311465777 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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