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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 314027723 - Agco Incorporated

Inspection Information - Office: Wichita

Nr: 314027723Report ID: 0729700Open Date: 06/24/2010

Agco Incorporated
987 N. Fossil St.
Russell, KS 67665
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5153/Grain and Field Beans
NAICS: 424510/Grain and Field Bean Merchant Wholesalers
Mailing: P.O. Box 668, Russell, KS 67665

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/12/2010
Close Case:01/28/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Complaint207004342 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $9,500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $9,500
Current Penalty $8,075 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,075
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 5A0001 12/20/2010 01/28/2011 $5,950 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 5A0001 12/20/2010 12/23/2010 $2,125 $2,500 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201345386Event: 06/24/2010Two Employees Killed When Engulfed By Wheat Grain
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on June 24, 2010, Employees #1 and #2 were working at a truck loading facility. The facility specialized in the distribution of wheat through trucks. As Employee #2 checked with Employee #1, to see if he needed a break, three bins located on the south side of the facility ruptured/opened up and wheat spilled out onto the truck dump area. Employees #1 and #2 were engulfed by the wheat, as well as the structure's debris, and died due to asphyxiation. Approximately three hours later the bodies of Employees #1 and #2 were recovered from underneath a semi-truck, which had been at the dumping site.
Keywords: chest, asphyxiated, agriculture, grain, caught by, struck by, trailer
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314027723 Fatality Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
2 314027723 Fatality Asphyxia Laborers, except construction

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