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Inspection: 312440266 - Hanson Services

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa

Nr: 312440266Report ID: 0751910Open Date: 07/22/2008

Hanson Services
802 N. Main
Goldfield, IA 50542
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7349/Building Cleaning and Maintenance Services, Not Elsewhere
NAICS: 561790/Other Services to Buildings and Dwellings
Mailing: P.O. Box 163, Eagle Grove, IA 50533

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:12/11/2008
Emphasis: S:Fatality CatastropheClose Case:05/03/2016

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100521699    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 4 5 2 11
Current Violations 4 5 2 11
Initial Penalty $6,000 $105,000 $600 $111,600
Current Penalty $31,500 $31,500
FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100272 E02 12/31/2008 02/16/2009 $0 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002A Serious 19100272 G01 I 12/31/2008 02/16/2009 $0 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01002B Serious 19100272 G01 I 12/31/2008 02/16/2009 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01003 Serious 19100272 G04 12/31/2008 02/16/2009 $0 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01004 Serious 19100272 G05 12/31/2008 02/16/2009 $0 $1,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 02001 Willful 19100147 C01 12/31/2008 02/16/2009 $10,500 $21,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 02002 Willful 19100147 C04 I 12/31/2008 02/16/2009 $0 $21,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 02003 Willful 19100272 E01 II 12/31/2008 02/16/2009 $10,500 $21,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  9. 02004 Willful 19100272 G01 II 12/31/2008 02/16/2009 $0 $21,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  10. 02005 Willful 19100272 G06 12/31/2008 02/16/2009 $10,500 $21,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  11. 03001 Other 19040029 A 12/31/2008 02/16/2009 $0 $300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  12. 03002 Other 19100134 C01 12/31/2008 02/16/2009 $0 $300 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200532810Event: 07/21/2008Employee Is Suffocated, Another Fractures Collar Bone
Six contracted employees were engaged in cleaning a soybean bin of the host empl oyer elevator. Four of these employees entered the soybean grain silo in order t o remove the remaining soybeans and other material from the bottom of the bin. O ne employee acted as the attendant at the side entrance portal. Another employee stayed outside at the bottom of the bin to operate a slide gate discharge door. Employees #1 and three coworkers entered the bin to push soybeans and other mat erial toward the discharge chute. Employee #1 stood next to the discharge chute. Two coworkers stood by the soybeans in the bin while the last employee was movi ng around the outer edge of the bin dislodging small areas of soybeans. The thre e coworkers were using shovels and potato forks to dislodge and push the soybean s and other material toward the discharge chute by Employee #1. Two employees un covered an area that connected the bin being cleaned to an adjoining interstice bin. Soybeans from the interstice bin began to flow very rapidly. Due to the ang led floor of the bin, the flowing soybeans naturally moved to the discharge chut e. Employee #1 was swept off his feet and into the discharge chute. The discharg e chute led to the drag conveyor that fed the grain dryer. Employee #1 was engul fed by the soybeans. One employee closed the slide gate, trapping Employee #1's foot in the gate. The five remaining contract employees and the host employer's rescue personnel were unable to remove Employee #1. The discharge slide gate was reopened, causing Employee #1 to move further down the chute. Employee #1 suffo cated before the discharge chute could be removed by the host employer. Employee #1 was wearing a fall arrest harness but did not attach the harness and lanyard to the lifeline. Employee #1 died. Employee #2 broke his collar bone due to the strain of pulling on the shoulder strap of Employee #1's harness. The surviving employees were taken to the hospital for observation. Only Employee #2 was hosp italized for one night.
Keywords: fracture, asphyxiated, suffocated, grain, collarbone, grain bin
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312440266 Fatality Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
2 312440266 Hospitalized injury Fracture Laborers, except construction

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