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Inspection: 314037433 - Haasbach, L.L.C.

Inspection Information - Office: Aurora

Nr: 314037433Report ID: 0521400Open Date: 07/28/2010

Haasbach, L.L.C.
10650 Mill Road
Mt Carroll, IL 61053
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5153/Grain and Field Beans
NAICS: 424510/Grain and Field Bean Merchant Wholesalers
Mailing: 6891 North Stagecoach Trail, Warren, IL 61087

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/21/2011
Emphasis: N:Svep, S:YouthClose Case:03/15/2012

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident100822550    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 12 12 1 25
Current Violations 12 12 1 25
Initial Penalty $50,400 $504,000 $600 $555,000
Current Penalty $10,000 $190,000 $200,000
FTA Amount

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100132 D01 01/24/2011 02/11/2011 $500 $4,200 $0 02/14/2011 J - ALJ Decision
  2. 01002 Serious 19100132 F01 01/24/2011 02/11/2011 $500 $4,200 $0 02/14/2011 J - ALJ Decision
  3. 01003 Serious 19100134 C01 01/24/2011 02/11/2011 $500 $4,200 $0 02/14/2011 J - ALJ Decision
  4. 01004 Serious 19100145 C02 I 01/24/2011 02/11/2011 $500 $4,200 $0 02/14/2011 J - ALJ Decision
  5. 01005 Serious 19100272 D 01/24/2011 02/11/2011 $1,000 $4,200 $0 02/14/2011 J - ALJ Decision
  6. 01006 Serious 19100272 E01 01/24/2011 02/11/2011 $500 $4,200 $0 02/14/2011 J - ALJ Decision
  7. 01007 Serious 19100272 G01 I 01/24/2011 02/11/2011 $2,000 $4,200 $0 02/14/2011 J - ALJ Decision
  8. 01008 Serious 19100272 G03 01/24/2011 02/11/2011 $500 $4,200 $0 02/14/2011 J - ALJ Decision
  9. 01009 Serious 19100272 G04 01/24/2011 02/11/2011 $2,000 $4,200 $0 02/14/2011 J - ALJ Decision
  10. 01010 Serious 19100272 G06 01/24/2011 02/11/2011 $1,000 $4,200 $0 02/14/2011 J - ALJ Decision
  11. 01011 Serious 19100272 M03 01/24/2011 02/11/2011 $500 $4,200 $0 02/14/2011 J - ALJ Decision
  12. 01012 Serious 19100272 M04 01/24/2011 02/11/2011 $500 $4,200 $0 02/14/2011 J - ALJ Decision
  13. 02001 Willful 19100272 E02 01/24/2011 02/11/2011 $20,000 $42,000 $0 02/14/2011 J - ALJ Decision
  14. 02002 Willful 19100272 E02 01/24/2011 02/11/2011 $20,000 $42,000 $0 02/14/2011 J - ALJ Decision
  15. 02003 Willful 19100272 E02 01/24/2011 02/11/2011 $20,000 $42,000 $0 02/14/2011 J - ALJ Decision
  16. 02004 Willful 19100272 E02 01/24/2011 02/11/2011 $20,000 $42,000 $0 02/14/2011 J - ALJ Decision
  17. 02005 Willful 19100272 G01 II 01/24/2011 02/11/2011 $30,000 $42,000 $0 02/14/2011 J - ALJ Decision
  18. 02006 Willful 19100272 G01 II 01/24/2011 02/11/2011 $30,000 $42,000 $0 02/14/2011 J - ALJ Decision
  19. 02007 Willful 19100272 G01 IV 01/24/2011 02/11/2011 $15,000 $42,000 $0 02/14/2011 J - ALJ Decision
  20. 02008 Willful 19100272 G02 01/24/2011 02/11/2011 $7,000 $42,000 $0 02/14/2011 J - ALJ Decision
  21. 02009 Willful 19100272 G02 01/24/2011 02/11/2011 $7,000 $42,000 $0 02/14/2011 J - ALJ Decision
  22. 02010 Willful 19100272 G02 01/24/2011 02/11/2011 $7,000 $42,000 $0 02/14/2011 J - ALJ Decision
  23. 02011 Willful 19100272 G02 01/24/2011 02/11/2011 $7,000 $42,000 $0 02/14/2011 J - ALJ Decision
  24. 02012 Willful 19100272 G02 01/24/2011 02/11/2011 $7,000 $42,000 $0 02/14/2011 J - ALJ Decision
  25. 03001 Other 19101200 E01 01/24/2011 02/11/2011 $0 $600 $0 02/14/2011 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200824480Event: 07/28/2010Three Workers Are Engulfed, Two Are Killed In Grain Elevator
At approximately 9:56 a.m. on July 28, 2010, three employees were emptying a 500 ,000-bushel steel plate corn storage bin at a grain elevator. Employee #1 became caught in the corn flowing into the second of two bin bottom dump points emptyi ng into a conveyor below the bin. Three other workers nearby, Employee #2, Emplo yee #3, and a coworker, attempted to free Employee #1. When the workers trying t o rescue Employee #1 recognized that their attempt was futile, Employee #3 order ed the coworker, who was nearest the exit ladder, to exit and notify the control room to stop the conveyors and to call emergency medical services and the eleva tor manager. The coworker did so, while Employees #2 and #3 continued trying to rescue Employee #1. Employee #1 was totally engulfed, and Employee #2 was engulf ed up to his neck. Employee #3 was engulfed up to his shoulders. He could still move his arms, so he kept trying to rescue Employee #2. He did this by manually moving flowing corn away from Employee #2's face in an attempt to maintain an ai rway. Once the conveyor was stopped, corn continued to flow to a settling trickl e. By this time, Employee #2 was totally engulfed. Employee #3 continued moving corn to maintain his own airway until emergency medical services arrived and sec ured him by tying him off. Employee #3 survived his engulfment. He was rescued a nd airlifted to a trauma unit at approximately 4:15 p.m. Two of the three engulf ed employees were suffocated and died onsite. The bodies of Employee #1 and Empl oyee #2 were recovered at 10:15 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. the same day. The workers we re not trained in the hazards associated with grain bin entry, in the required u se of PPE, or in the general safety requirements of the facility. Dust masks wer e the only PPE in use. Language was not an issue. A fifth bin worker was not inv olved. The elevator manager was working alone in an adjacent bin with a sweep au ger.
Keywords: asphyxiated, ppe, suffocated, agriculture, inexperience, auger, grain elevator, untrained, grain bin
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 314037433 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported
2 314037433 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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