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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 77380.015 - Total Grain Marketing, Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Peoria

Nr: 77380.015Report ID: 0524500Open Date: 07/06/2011

Total Grain Marketing, Llc
100 E Crawford Streetnull
Metcalf, IL 61940
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 424510/Grain and Field Bean Merchant Wholesalers
Mailing: 405 S Banker Streetnull, Effingham, IL 62401

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:07/06/2011
Emphasis: L:Fall, L:GrainClose Case:10/04/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 2 2
Initial Penalty $8,400 $0 $0 $0 $0 $8,400
Current Penalty $6,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $6,000
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious 19260416 A01 09/02/2011 $3,000 $4,200 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  2. 01002 Serious 19260416 A03 09/02/2011 09/26/2011 $3,000 $4,200 $0 I - Informal Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 3233.015Event: 07/05/2011Employee Is Electrocuted When Aerial Lift Contacts Power Lin
At approximately 10:00 am on July 5, 2011 , Employee #1 and Employee #2 were wor king together to power wash a grain storage bin in preparation for painting. Emp loyee #2 needed a different nozzle for the power washer wand, so Employee #1, wh o was harnessed and tied off inside a Snorkel aerial lift, model TB 120 CU, Seri al Number: 993816, descended to retrieve the new nozzle. After Employee #1 retr ieved the nozzle he began ascending straight up in the aerial lift. Employee #1 contacted 12.47 kV overhead powerlines approximately 29.9 feet off the ground a nd was electrocuted. Employee #2 heard a "popping" sound and came to find Emplo yee #1 laying on the floor of the elevated aerial lift's basket still tied off a nd in his body harness. Employee #1 was not moving and did not respond to shout s. Employees who were working nearby heard the shouting and had already called 911. Firefighters and an ambulance service arrived, but had to wait approximate ly 30 minutes before the power was able to be disconnected. Employee #1 was the n retrieved after the power lines were de-energized. Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the scene by the Edgar County Coroner. The overhead power lines were n ot de-energized prior to, or during work activities.
Keywords: aerial lift, electrical, grain bin, power lines
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 77380.015 Fatality Painters, construction and maintenance

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