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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 312058506 - Pine Grove Farm

Inspection Information - Office: Michigan Safety Gen

Nr: 312058506Report ID: 0552652Open Date: 05/30/2011

Pine Grove Farm
8294 Nine Mile Rd
Standish, MI 48658
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0191/General Farms, Primarily Crop
NAICS: 111998/All Other Miscellaneous Crop Farming
Mailing: 320 Stevenson, Standish, MI 48658

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:09/19/2011
Planning Guide: Health-Manufacturing Close Case:06/07/2012

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $7,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $7,000
Current Penalty $3,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $3,500
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 40801011 A 09/30/2011 11/02/2011 $3,500 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201392495Event: 05/30/2011Employee Is Suffocated In Corn Silo
On May 30, 2011, an employee entered a poured concrete silo containing high moisture corn. The silo was approximately 20 ft in diameter and 64 ft high with approximately 15 ft of high moisture corn contained inside. The employee entered the silo and was standing on top of the corn attempting to move the corn to the auger system located at the bottom of the silo when the corn gave away. The employee was engulfed in the corn and was suffocated to death.
Keywords: asphyxiated, agriculture, caught by, corn, auger, silo
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312058506 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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