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Accident: 41319.015 - Employee Trapped In Grain Silo Dies

Accident: 41319.015 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 02/21/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
891543.01502/21/2013Azteca Milling, L.P.

At approximately 11:30 a.m. on February 21, 2013, Employee #1 entered a grain si lo and was standing on the surface of the grain flour. He began punching holes i n the grain surface to facilitate product flow while the chute was open. The gra in collapsed and carried him down the silo to the discharge point. Employee #1 was engulfed and was killed by asphyxiation.

Keywords: asphyxiated, collapse, grain elevator, pinned, silo, struck by

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 891543.015 21 M Fatality Agricultural and food scientists

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