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Inspection: 312894876 - Hillsdale Elevator Company

Inspection Information - Office: Peoria

Nr: 312894876Report ID: 0524500Open Date: 08/27/2010

Hillsdale Elevator Company
116 Progress Lane
Geneseo, IL 61254
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4221/Farm Product Warehousing and Storage
NAICS: 493130/Farm Product Warehousing and Storage

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/18/2011
Emphasis: L:Grain, N:Svep, S:Noise, S:Struck-ByClose Case:03/11/2015

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100273937    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 12 15
Current Violations 3 4 7
Initial Penalty $9,000 $504,000 $513,000
Current Penalty $8,000 $208,000 $216,000
FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100023 A02 01/24/2011 02/17/2011 $3,000 $3,000 $0 02/14/2011 F - Formal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100023 A08 01/24/2011 02/17/2011 $3,000 $3,000 $0 02/14/2011 F - Formal Settlement
  3. 01003 Serious 19100272 G01 I 01/24/2011 02/03/2011 $2,000 $3,000 $0 02/14/2011 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 4. 02001 Willful 19100272 G01 II 01/24/2011 01/28/2011 $42,000 $42,000 $0 02/14/2011 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 5. 02002 Willful 19100272 G01 II 01/24/2011 01/28/2011 $42,000 $42,000 $0 02/14/2011 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 6. 02003 Willful 19100272 G01 II 01/24/2011 01/28/2011 $42,000 $42,000 $0 02/14/2011 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 7. 02004 Willful 19100272 G01 II 01/24/2011 01/28/2011 $42,000 $42,000 $0 02/14/2011 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 8. 02005 Willful 19100272 G06 01/24/2011 01/28/2011 $42,000 $42,000 $0 02/14/2011 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 9. 02006 Willful 19100272 G06 01/24/2011 01/28/2011 $42,000 $42,000 $0 02/14/2011 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 10. 02007 Willful 19100272 G06 01/24/2011 01/28/2011 $42,000 $42,000 $0 02/14/2011 F - Formal Settlement
Deleted 11. 02008 Willful 19100272 G06 01/24/2011 01/28/2011 $42,000 $42,000 $0 02/14/2011 F - Formal Settlement
  12. 02009A Willful 19100272 G01 II 01/24/2011 01/28/2011 $52,000 $42,000 $0 02/14/2011 F - Formal Settlement
  13. 02009B Willful 19100272 G06 01/24/2011 01/28/2011 $0 $0 $0 02/14/2011 F - Formal Settlement
  14. 02010A Willful 19100272 G01 II 01/24/2011 01/28/2011 $52,000 $42,000 $0 02/14/2011 F - Formal Settlement
  15. 02010B Willful 19100272 G06 01/24/2011 01/28/2011 $0 $0 $0 02/14/2011 F - Formal Settlement
  16. 02011A Willful 19100272 G01 II 01/24/2011 01/28/2011 $52,000 $42,000 $0 02/14/2011 F - Formal Settlement
  17. 02011B Willful 19100272 G06 01/24/2011 01/28/2011 $0 $0 $0 02/14/2011 F - Formal Settlement
  18. 02012A Willful 19100272 G01 II 01/24/2011 01/28/2011 $52,000 $42,000 $0 02/14/2011 F - Formal Settlement
  19. 02012B Willful 19100272 G06 01/24/2011 01/28/2011 $0 $0 $0 02/14/2011 F - Formal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200272185Event: 08/27/2010Employee Is Asphyxiated In Grain Bin
At approximately 3:00 p.m. on August 27, 2010, Employee #1 and two coworkers were transferring corn out of a 60 ft diameter grain bin. The corn had large quantities of foreign material, which clogged the sump holes to the floor auger. Employee #1 went inside of the bin to unclog the sump holes as one coworker watched and another coworker operated the portable auger filling the trucks. While Employee #1 was within the bin, the corn which had caked on one side of the bin broke loose and engulfed him. Visibility was limited due to lighting and the amount of dust in the air. The fire department was dispatched for rescue. Employee #1 died from asphyxiation.
Keywords: grain bin, asphyxiated
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312894876 Fatality Asphyxia Farmers, except horticultural

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