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Accident: 200640811 - Employee Killed When Buried By Cottonseed Hulls

Accident: 200640811 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 12/24/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30187303012/29/19972048Cheyenne Grain Company

Employee #1, age 19, entered a cottonseed hull room through a conveyer opening to dislodge a bridging condition. When the hulls were dislodged, they fell and engulfed him. Rescue attempts were not successful and Employee #1 died of asphyxia.

Keywords: asphyxiated, lifeline, work rules, inhalation, flowing material, fall protection, mech mat handling, bridged material, buried

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301873030 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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