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Accident: 120359.015 - Employee Is Engulfed In Sawdust Within Silo And Is Killed

Accident: 120359.015 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 09/27/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1434934.01510/01/2019Lewis Brothers Lumber Company, Inc.
At 2:00 p.m. on September 27, 2019, an employee climbed approximately 21 feet up a fixed ladder and entered a sawdust storage bin to unclog the sawdust drag cha in conveyor. The employee stood on the hardened sawdust on the side of the drag chain when it collapsed and engulfed him. The employee sustained blunt force t rauma and was killed.
Keywords: blunt force trauma, chain, conveyor, engulfed, ladder, sawdust, silo
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1434934.015 47 M Fatality

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