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Accident: 14327894 - Employee Dies Of Suffocation After Fall Into Grain

Accident: 14327894 -- Report ID: 0316100 -- Event Date: 10/30/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
63056610/30/19875153Louis Dreyfus Canada Ltd
Employee #1 entered a scale bin in a grain elevator to clear a grain blockage by probing a distributor below the bin. When the distributor was rotated to another chute Employee #1 fell into the distributor. He suffocated in the fine, powdery grain and died.
Keywords: maintenance, suffocated, grain, work rules, clogged, flowing material, fall, grain elevator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 630566 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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