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Accident: 130487.015 - Employee Is Engulfed By Cotton Seed, Later Dies

Accident: 130487.015 -- Report ID: 0627510 -- Event Date: 10/16/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1498212.01510/16/2020Kds Ventures Inc.
At 5:15 p.m. on October 16, 2020, an employee had weighed his truck in at the sc ale house and was in the yard filling up his truck with cotton seed. The employe e opened the seed house bin door but the cotton seed would not flow so he opened the tailgate of his tractor trailer, stood up in the trailer and poked at the s eed to get it to flow. The cotton seed released suddenly, falling on and engulfi ng the employee. Some time passed and employees in the scale house did not see t he truck returning to be weighed prior to departure so they went to look for the it. The employee was found engulfed in cotton seed and emergency services were called to the site. The employee was transported to a local hospital, where he d ied on the next day to asphyxia.
Keywords: asphyxiated, engulfed, falling object, grain bin, jammed, trailer truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1498212.015 62 M Fatality Truck drivers, light

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