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Accident: 118635.015 - Employee Is Caught By Sweep Auger And Is Killed

Accident: 118635.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 08/02/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1420787.01508/05/2019Wehrle Trucking Inc
At 8:00 a.m. on August 2, 2019, an employee and coworker were shoveling and sweeping corn from the floor of a grain bin and moving it in front of a sweep auger in operation. The coworker left the bin to check the flow of corn into a truck trailer and adjusted the trailer location when the flow of corn stopped. The coworker returned to the grain bin and found the employee caught in the sweep auger. The employee was killed.
Keywords: caught in, auger mechanism, corn, auger, silo, sweeper
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1420787.015 19 M Fatality Cut/Laceration Laborers, except construction

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