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Accident: 103769.015 - Employee Becomes Engulfed In Silo And Is Killed

Accident: 103769.015 -- Report ID: 0454716 -- Event Date: 03/10/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1300912.01503/10/2018Q E P Co Inc
At 2:30 p.m. on March 10, 2018, Employee #1 was using a genie brand aerial lift to gain access to an emergency access panel on a dust collection silo that was 2 5 feet above the ground. From the aerial lift, Employee #1 was using a two inch water hose to spray water into the silo to remove the saw dust that had accumula ted. He then exited the aerial lift and climbed through the emergency blow out p anel that opened into the silo. While inside the silo, a large accumulation of s awdust fell from overhead and engulfed Employee #1. He was killed as a result.
Keywords: aerial lift, caught in, confined space, falling object, sawdust, silo, water hose
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1300912.015 47 M Fatality Machinery maintenance occupations

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