Inspection: 312602139 - E-6 Cattle Co.

Inspection Information - Office: Lubbock
Nr: 312602139Report ID:0627400Open Date: 03/31/2009
E-6 Cattle Co.
1750 County Rd 628
Hart, TX 79043
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 0211/Beef Cattle Feedlots
NAICS: 112112/Cattle Feedlots
Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:PartialAdvanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:SafetyClose Conference:03/31/2009
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:01/04/2010
Emphasis: S:Fall From Height,S:Hispanic
Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2

Current Violations 2

Initial Penalty 4750

Current Penalty 3325

FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 06/17/2009 07/22/2009 $875 $1250 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100272 G06 06/17/2009 07/14/2009 $2450 $3500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200812824Event: 03/30/2009Employee Is Killed When Engulfed In Grain
On March 30, 2009, a feed truck was found near a feed mill with its engine running. After a search for the driver, the feed yard manager found an open hatch on top of a corn bin for the flaking mill. The bin's contents were emptied by cutting a hole in the bottom. Employee #1 was found dead of asphyxia, lodged in the chute at the bottom of the bin and covered in corn. There were no witnesses who would admit seeing Employee #1 enter the bin or acting as a standby person.
Keywords: grain, grain bin, silo, hatch, work rules, asphyxiated
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312602139 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported