Accident Report Detail
Accident: 14520746 - Employee Dies Of Suffocation When Buried In Potash Bin
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|102577962||05/01/1987||5153||Breese Grain Supply, Inc.|
Employee #1, age 19, was assisting a coworker with a bin of potash that would not flow through the chute at the bottom. After running a piece of rebar into the potash to try to clear the jam, Employee #1 stepped onto the potash. After pushing the piece of rebar into the material several times, he fell through the bridged potash and was buried. Employee #1 died of suffocation. No safety precautions were taken to prevent employees from being buried.
|1||102577962||Fatality||Asphyxia||Occupation not reported|