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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 1 3
Current Violations 2 1 3
Initial Penalty $2,250 $0 $0 $300 $0 $2,550
Current Penalty $2,250 $0 $0 $300 $0 $2,550
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19100025 D02 I 11/15/2012 01/01/2013 $750 $750 $0 -
  2. 01002 Serious 19100147 C04 I 11/15/2012 01/01/2013 $1,500 $1,500 $0 -
  3. 02001 Other 19040029 B01 11/15/2012 01/01/2013 $300 $300 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200535409 Event: 10/18/2012Worker Amputates Finger While Servicing Grain Bin Pulley
On October 18, 2012, Employee #1, a 24-year-old male with Brunkan Equipment Inc., was servicing a customer's stirring machine in a grain bin on the customer's farm near Wyoming, Iowa. The employee was standing on a ladder that had been placed in the corn. Once the employee had climbed onto the ladder, it started to slide sideways. The employee grabbed a rotating pulley with an exposed rotating pulley and v-belt. The end of his finger was caught in a pinch point between the pulley and v-belt, amputating the tip of his middle finger on his left hand. Employee #1 was hospitalized as a result of this event.
Keywords: amputated, belt, screw conveyor, agriculture, finger, grain, grain elevator, nip point, pulley, grain bin
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 316802156 Non Hospitalized injury Amputation Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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