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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 311467385 - Herdco, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Omaha

Nr: 311467385Report ID: 0728900Open Date: 06/24/2009

Herdco, Inc.
83973 489th Ave.
Bartlett, NE 68622
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0211/Beef Cattle Feedlots
NAICS: 112112/Cattle Feedlots

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/25/2009
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:08/25/2009
Emphasis: L:Xfallelec, S:Fall From Height, S:Powered Ind Vehicle

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral202940730 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $6,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,000
Current Penalty $3,900 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,900
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 07/23/2009 08/10/2009 $1,625 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 5A0001 07/23/2009 08/10/2009 $2,275 $3,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200053536Event: 06/23/2009Two Employees Are Burned In Dust Cloud Fire
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on June 23, 2009, Employee #1 and #2 were cutting the bottom out of one of the corn storage bins, using a cutting torch. Both employees were in a JLG lift basket. As the bottom of the bin released, the product rushed out, causing a dust cloud. The torch caught the dust cloud on fire. Both employees received second and third degree burns to their body. The more seriously burned employee was airlifted to a burn center. The other employee was transported to a local hospital.
Keywords: burn, dust, storage bin, fire, torch, explosion, smoke
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311467385 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 311467385 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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