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Inspection: 311804330 - Allen'S Hatchery, Inc., Milling Division

Inspection Information - Office: Wilmington

Nr: 311804330Report ID: 0317300Open Date: 06/05/2008

Allen'S Hatchery, Inc., Milling Division
10392 Allens Mill Road Extended
Delmar, DE 19940
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2048/Prepared Feed and Feed Ingredients for Animals and Fowls, Except Dogs and Cats
NAICS: 311119/Other Animal Food Manufacturing
Mailing: P.O. Box 269, Delmar, DE 19940

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:11/06/2008
Close Case:12/29/2008

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100410919    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 8 1 9
Current Violations 8 8
Initial Penalty $42,000 $42,000
Current Penalty $37,000 $37,000
FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100147 C04 I 11/14/2008 01/02/2009 $6,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100147 C07 IA 11/14/2008 01/02/2009 $6,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100272 E01 11/14/2008 01/02/2009 $6,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01004 Serious 19100272 E01 II 11/14/2008 01/15/2009 $6,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01005 Serious 19100178 M05 III 11/14/2008 11/19/2008 $6,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 01006 Serious 19101200 F05 II 11/14/2008 11/19/2008 $2,500 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 01007 Serious 19100151 C 11/14/2008 11/27/2008 $2,500 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 01008 Serious 19100307 C 11/14/2008 11/19/2008 $2,000 $2,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 9. 02001 Other 19100110 D07 IVD 11/14/2008 11/19/2008 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200411148Event: 06/04/2008Employee Is Asphyxiated When Engulfed By Soybeans
The employer had two 1,000-ton capacity silos, silo A and silo B, which were used for soybean meal. The silos were equipped with the Laidig Reclaim Auger systems. Silo B's auger was not operational, and Employee #1 opened the side cover to visually inspect the auger. Approximately 80 tons of soybean meal was stuck onto the sides of the silo. Before Employee #1 was able to close the opening, the soybean meal broke free and flowed out of the opening engulfing Employee #1 who was working from a raised platform on a forklift. Employee #1 was asphyxiated and was killed.
Keywords: asphyxiated, soybeans, silo, auger, industrial truck, platform, agriculture
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 311804330 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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