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Inspection Detail

Case Status: CLOSED
Inspection: 943386.015 - Big River Rice And Grain

Inspection Information - Office: Baton Rouge

Nr: 943386.015Report ID: 0625700Open Date: 10/11/2013

Big River Rice And Grain
8205 Hwy 138
Mer Rouge, LA 71261
Union Status: NonUnion
NAICS: 311212/Rice Milling
Mailing: 8205 Hwy 138, Mer Rouge, LA 71261

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:10/15/2013
Close Case:04/26/2017

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
Case Status: CLOSED

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 2 2
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $14,000 $0 $0 $0 $0 $14,000
Current Penalty $5,600 $0 $0 $0 $0 $5,600
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001A Serious 19100147 C07 III A 02/28/2014 03/15/2014 $5,600 $7,000 $0 03/25/2014 J - ALJ Decision
Deleted 2. 01001B Serious 19100272 E02 02/28/2014 03/15/2014 $0 $0 $0 03/25/2014 J - ALJ Decision
Deleted 3. 01002 Serious 19100272 G01 II 02/28/2014 03/15/2014 $0 $7,000 $0 03/25/2014 J - ALJ Decision

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 53466.015Event: 10/10/2013Employee Is Caught In Auger And Is Killed
At 2:00 p.m. on October 10, 2013, Employee #1 and a coworker entered a grain hopper to wash down residual soybeans from the wall of the hopper, using a water spraying device. The employee slid down the converging walls of the hopper and got his foot caught in an auger that was energized to receive the residual grain. The auger pulled the employee's leg off. He bled to death before medical assistance arrived.
Keywords: caught in, hopper, lockout, amputation, leg, hemorrhage, auger, confined space, grain, agriculture
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 943386.015 Fatality Amputation Operating engineers

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