September 2018 Enforcement: Kansas Grain Bin Operator Cited Following Fatal Engulfment of Two Workers

image 15 - September 2018 Enforcement: Kansas Grain Bin Operator Cited Following Fatal Engulfment of Two Workers

OSHA cited Gavilon Grain, LLC, after two workers were fatally engulfed in a soybean storage bin. Inspectors found that the company allowed employees to enter a bin in which bridged and/or hung-up grain was present. Gavilon also failed to lock out equipment to prevent unintentional startup, or provide employees with lifelines, fall protection, and rescue equipment. The company faces proposed penalties of $507,374 and has been placed in the agency’s Severe Violator Enforcement Program.

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