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Accident: 120064.015 - Employee Falls Into Corn Trailer And Asphyxiates When Engulf

Accident: 120064.015 -- Report ID: 0523900 -- Event Date: 09/19/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1432728.01509/20/2019Heartland Cooperative Services
At 3:00 p.m. on September 19, 2019, an employee and coworker were sitting on top of a semi-trailer while corn gluten feed was being delivered and were poking at the feed with a pole. The employee fell into the hopper trailer and quickly became engulfed beneath the surface. Several employees and Emergency Services personnel arrived onsite to assist in pulling the employee through the bottom of the front hopper from underneath the trailer. The employee was pronounced dead at the site due to asphyxiation.
Keywords: asphyxiated, corn, fall, agriculture, engulfed, trailer
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1432728.015 50 M Fatality Asphyxia Managers, farms, except horticultural

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