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Inspection: 312967177 - Andrews Prestressed Concrete, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Iowa

Nr: 312967177Report ID: 0751910Open Date: 01/28/2009

Andrews Prestressed Concrete, Inc.
1305 N. 32nd Street
Clear Lake, IA 50428
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 3272/Concrete Products, Except Block and Brick
NAICS: 327390/Other Concrete Product Manufacturing
Mailing: P.O. Box 33, Clear Lake, IA 50428

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:03/12/2009
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:05/21/2010
Emphasis: S:Fatality Catastrophe

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100521897    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 5 6 1 12
Current Violations 6 5 11
Initial Penalty $5,950 $294,000 $8,750 $0 $0 $308,700
Current Penalty $118,000 $0 $0 $5,950 $0 $123,950
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 19100023 A08 04/10/2009 06/11/2009 $1,050 $1,050 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  2. 01002 Other 19100023 E03 II 04/10/2009 06/11/2009 $1,050 $1,050 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  3. 01003 Other 19100027 D02 II 04/10/2009 06/11/2009 $1,050 $1,050 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  4. 01004 Other 19100146 L01 04/10/2009 06/11/2009 $1,050 $1,050 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  5. 01005A Other 19100219 D01 04/10/2009 06/11/2009 $1,750 $1,750 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  6. 01005B Other 19100219 E01 I 04/10/2009 06/11/2009 $0 $0 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  7. 02001 Serious 19100146 C02 04/10/2009 06/11/2009 $5,000 $49,000 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  8. 02003A Serious 19100146 D08 04/10/2009 06/11/2009 $5,000 $49,000 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  9. 02003B Serious 19100146 G01 04/10/2009 06/11/2009 $0 $0 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  10. 02004 Serious 19100146 D09 04/10/2009 06/11/2009 $5,000 $49,000 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  11. 02005 Serious 19100146 E01 04/10/2009 06/11/2009 $5,000 $49,000 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  12. 02006 Serious 19100147 C04 II 04/10/2009 06/11/2009 $49,000 $49,000 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
  13. 02007 Serious 19100147 C07 IA 04/10/2009 06/11/2009 $49,000 $49,000 $0 P - Petition to Mod Abatement
Deleted 14. 03001 Repeat 19100022 C 04/10/2009 05/06/2009 $0 $8,750 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200532893Event: 01/27/2009Employee Dies Of Asphyxia In Sand Hopper
On January 27, 2009, Employee #1 was working as a batch man in an aggregate sand hopper. Due to cold weather conditions, sand was bridging in the hopper. A coworker helped Employee #1 add an extra steam hose to keep the sand from bridging prior to leaving for the day. The conveyor system had not been deenergized, and sand and rock continued to be transported up the vertical conveyor system to load the aggregate bins. After unsuccessfully attempting to contact Employee #1, who had left his radio in the batch room office, a coworker assumed batching duties and directed another worker to search for Employee #1. The batching continued until the 600 ft hollow core pour was complete. Employee #1 was found in an aggregate sand hopper and transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The medical examiner's provisional autopsy report states the cause of death was compressional asphyxia in the sand hopper. The hoppers had not been labeled as permit-required confined spaces.
Keywords: asphyxiated, pouring, confined space, concrete, hopper
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 312967177 Fatality Asphyxia Mixing and blending machine operators

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