Category Archives: Grain Handling

Prairie Ag Partners cited for 1 willful, 2 repeat, 8 serious violations LAKE PRESTON, S.D. – A 51-year-old worker was fatally injured when he became engulfed in flowing grain in a railcar load-out elevator at Prairie Ag Partners. The incident … Continue reading

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BOISE, Idaho – After becoming entangled in mixing equipment used for cattle feed, an Anderson Farms employee died from mass trauma in Heyburn in February. OSHA investigated the facility after the incident and found five safety violations, including three serious. … Continue reading

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$211,000 in proposed penalties OSHA has cited Cenex Harvest States Inc. for 19 violations of workplace safety and health standards, including 14 serious, three repeat and two other-than-serious violations, at grain-handling facilities in Montana. The company faces $211,000 in proposed … Continue reading

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Worker dies when struck by truck at grain handling facility Farmers Cooperative Co. has been cited for nine serious safety violations after a worker was fatally injured January 29, 2013. The worker was struck by a truck that was backing … Continue reading

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Company receives 33 violations after investigations at Assumption Illinois plant; violations include failing to train workers in grain-handling safety Great Western Products Co. has been cited for 33 safety and health violations, including three repeat and 24 serious violations. The … Continue reading

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OSHA along with various State Grain and Feed Associations and Grain Handling Safety Coalitions are working together to promote safe practices Five seconds. That is how quickly a worker can become engulfed in flowing grain and be unable to get … Continue reading

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OSHA issues new resource to protect emergency workers at combustible dust fires WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today published Firefighting Precautions at Facilities with Combustible Dust, a new, informative booklet that outlines safe procedures for emergency responders … Continue reading

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Basis for inspection is local emphasis program on grain handling operations OSHA has cited H. Nagel and Sons Co. for a total of 23 safety and health violations, including two repeat, related to respirator and machine guarding standards. The company … Continue reading

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BURLINGTON, WI – OSHA filed a settlement agreement with the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission between the agency and Cooperative Plus Inc., after the farmer-owned Wisconsin cooperative agreed to pay $550,000 in penalties, increase employee grain bin safety training … Continue reading

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