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Inspection: 315082198 - Central States Fumigation, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Wichita

Nr: 315082198Report ID: 0729700Open Date: 10/29/2010

Central States Fumigation, Llc
140 S Kansas Ave
Liberal, KS 67901
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 7342/Disinfecting and Pest Control Services
NAICS: 561710/Exterminating and Pest Control Services
Mailing: P.O.Box 1692, Salina, KS 67402

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/21/2010
Emphasis: L:Grain, L:Xfallelec, S:Fall From HeightClose Case:02/07/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $21,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $21,000
Current Penalty $12,950 $0 $0 $5,950 $0 $18,900
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100023 C01 01/07/2011 01/12/2011 $7,000 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19100068 D01 01/07/2011 01/12/2011 $5,950 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  3. 01003 Other 19100132 F01 01/07/2011 01/19/2011 $5,950 $7,000 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201345535Event: 10/29/2010Employee Is Killed In Fall From Top Of Grain Bin
On October 29, 2010, Employee #1 and three coworkers, all farm laborers, were using hoses and other equipment to fumigate the grain bins. Employee #1 was holding the end of a 2-inch plastic flexible hose as it was being pulled up to the top of the grain bin by a coworker. The hose was to be used to convey the fumigant from the ground level into the top of the grain bins. While holding the end of the hose, Employee #1 stepped backwards or lost perspective of his position on top of the grain bin and fell 96 feet to the concrete surface below. Two other coworkers were busy taping off openings and other connections in preparation for the fumigant to be applied to the grain bin and did not observe him falling. None of the workers on top of the grain bin were wearing fall protection. Employee #1 sustained multiple injuries and was pronounced dead at the site by the county coroner.
Keywords: fumigant, agriculture, grain, hose, fall, fall protection, grain bin, inattention
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315082198 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Laborers, except construction

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