Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 787515 - Employee Suffocated By Grass Seed

Accident: 787515 -- Report ID: 1054118 -- Event Date: 11/29/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12371711811/30/19935191Duane R Hofer & Duane R Hofer Jr

Employee #1 and a coworker had jumped into an open bin containing grass seed. They were attempting to kick out a "bridge" that had formed below the surface and was interrupting the seed flow from the bin to an auger conveyor. After they had broken down the bridged seed, a funneling effect was created. Employee #1 became engulfed and buried by the seed as it funneled toward the conveyor. He died.

Keywords: suffocated, auger mechanism, clogged, flowing material, conveyor, bridged material, buried, grain bin

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123717118 Fatality Asphyxia Farm workers

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.