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Accident: 117095.015 - Employee Incurs Multiple Injuries In Fall Onto Conveyor Belt

Accident: 117095.015 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 06/06/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1408001.01506/12/2019Mid-Wood, Inc.
At 11:30 a.m. on June 6, 2019, an employee was cleaning out a grain bin from the outside using a long scraper to scrape the residual grain from the edges while standing on a ladder. The employee leaned the ladder up against the wall and cli mbed up to perform the scraping duties. The task is normally performed with the conveyor belt shut down. The employee had finished most of the work in the bin a nd had turned the conveyor belt on to move grain from one of the spouts. The emp loyee continued to work at scraping the bin when his foot hit the moving conveyo r knocking him and the ladder over. The employee landed on the conveyor and was dragged under a spout where he got stuck. The roller underneath the employee bro ke and he was able to kick himself off the conveyor belt. The employee was hospi talized with a fractured hip and ribs and a punctured lung.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, cleaning, climbing on ladder, conveyor belt, fall, fracture, grain bin, hip, lung, puncture, rib
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1408001.015 55 M Hospitalized injury

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