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Inspection: 315085449 - Beachner Grain, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Wichita

Nr: 315085449Report ID: 0729700Open Date: 02/15/2011

Beachner Grain, Inc.
509 S Maple St
Walnut, KS 66780
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5153/Grain and Field Beans
NAICS: 424510/Grain and Field Bean Merchant Wholesalers
Mailing: 2600 Flynn Dr., Parsons, KS 67357

Inspection Type:Referral
Scope:Complete Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:02/16/2011
Emphasis: L:GrainClose Case:04/29/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Referral203095047 Yes  

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $15,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $15,300
Current Penalty $6,300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,300
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100212 A02 03/31/2011 04/20/2011 $6,300 $6,300 $0 -
Deleted 2. 01002 Serious 19100272 H02 I 03/31/2011 04/20/2011 $6,300 $6,300 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 3. 01003 Serious 19100305 B01 03/31/2011 04/20/2011 $2,700 $2,700 $0 I - Informal Settlement
Deleted 4. 02001 Other 19100305 G01 IVA 03/31/2011 05/04/2011 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201345634Event: 02/14/2011Employee Injures Foot In Screw Conveyor
At approximately 2:20 p.m. on February 14, 2011, an employee entered a flat grain storage building to slide a metal plate on the grating of the screw conveyor to facilitate the flow of corn into the conveyor. A section of unattached metal grating became displaced and the employee's foot slipped into the screw conveyor. The employee was caught in the rotating part of the screw. A coworker, who was observing the employee from outside the flat storage building door, shut off the screw conveyor but was unable to release the employee's foot. The employee called emergency response using his cell phone. It took the emergency responders several hours to free his foot, as they first had to place plywood barricades and vacuum corn out from the area. The employee was transported by helicopter to KU Medical Center in Kansas City. He received five stitches and was released two days later.
Keywords: screw conveyor, slip, caught by, laceration, nip point, grain bin, foot
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 315085449 Hospitalized injury Cut/Laceration Occupation not reported

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