Six Safety Violations Found at Silo Where Worker Died

The silo collapse occurred in December 2013 at a facility cited for several safety violations in June.

A silo collapse in Washington that left a worker missing and then presumed dead led to an investigation, which has found the facility was cited for six alleged serious safety violations in June, according to Fox News.

The accident occurred at a Wilcox Family Farms facility in Roy, Wash., when a silo collapsed and spilled 50 tons of corn on a worker. The worker was working with another employee performing maintenance on the silo. Rescuers did not find the entrapped worker's body until they were able to stabilize two other silos that were damaged in the accident.

The facility was previously cited for six safety violations totaling $10,000 in June, according to the Department of Labor and Industries. The safety violation cited the company for lack of adequate rescue and emergency services because employees who entered the confined spaces were at risk for death or injury because these emergency services were not available. The company was also cited for failing to inform employees of the hazardous conditions. According to Fox News, it is still unclear whether the site of the accident was part of the inspection done in June.

The company's owner, Brent Wilcox, issued a public apology saying he and his company are "deeply saddened by the loss of an employee."

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Complete Online Safety Training Courses

    Deliver state-of-the art, online safety training courses to your organization with IndustrySafe Training Management Software. Generate reports to track training compliance and automatically notify learners of upcoming or overdue classes.

  • Easy to Use Safety Inspection App

    Conduct inspections on the go with IndustrySafe’s mobile app. Complete safety audits at job sites and remote locations—with or without web access.

  • Track Key Safety Performance Indicators

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations to easily track safety KPIs and metrics. Gain increased visibility into your business’ operations and safety data.

  • Analyze Incident Data and Maintain OSHA Compliance

    Collect relevant incident data, analyze trends, and generate accurate regulatory reports, including OSHA 300, 300A, and 301 logs, through IndustrySafe’s extensive incident reporting and investigation module.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus