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Accident: 14335657 - Employee Dies Of Asphyxia In Cracked Corn Storage Silo

Accident: 14335657 -- Report ID: 0418600 -- Event Date: 09/07/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10163045709/15/19880723Harrell Milling Company, Inc.

Working alone, Employee #1 entered a grain storage silo containing cracked corn (corn screens) to break up a bridging condition. Corn had built up on the sides of the silo. The corn caved in on him and he died of asphyxia.

Keywords: asphyxiated, agriculture, grain, work rules, corn, flowing material, bridged material, buried, cave-in, silo

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101630457 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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