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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 311615207 - Meherrin Ag And Chemical

Inspection Information - Office: Virginia Safety 2

Nr: 311615207Report ID: 0355112Open Date: 11/06/2007

Meherrin Ag And Chemical
23300 General Thomas Highway
Newsoms, VA 23874
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5159/Farm-Product Raw Materials, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 424590/Other Farm Product Raw Material Merchant Wholesalers

Inspection Type:Unprog Rel
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/12/2008
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:12/15/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 3 3
Initial Penalty $4,875 $0 $0 $0 $0 $4,875
Current Penalty $3,413 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,413
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100023 C01 04/24/2008 05/27/2008 $1,313 $1,875 $0 05/06/2008 Y - State Decision
  2. 01002 Serious 19100147 C01 04/24/2008 05/27/2008 $1,313 $1,875 $0 05/06/2008 Y - State Decision
  3. 01003 Serious 19100157 E03 04/24/2008 05/27/2008 $788 $1,125 $0 05/06/2008 Y - State Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200925188Event: 11/06/2007Employee Is Killed When Engulfed By Peanuts In Warehouse
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on November 6, 2008, an employee was filling freight trucks with peanuts from a full 100-ft long by 85-ft wide by 48-ft deep peanut warehouse when the peanuts stopped flowing from the grain elevator to a semi truck. The employee was observed entering the peanut warehouse to get the peanuts flowing again and was not seen again. At approximately 11:00 a.m., coworkers and managers started searching for the employee and determined that he may have fallen into the peanuts. At approximately 12:09 p.m., fire and rescue were called. The body was recovered by emergency medical technicians. The employee was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: asphyxiated, jammed, grain elevator, work surface, truck driver
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311615207 Occupation not reported

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