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Accident: 14379291 - Employee Dies When Asphyxiated In Corn

Accident: 14379291 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 07/13/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10013591208/09/19884221Twomey Co.
Employee #1 and two coworkers were transferring corn from storage building #12 to a grain truck. Employee #1 and one coworker were inside the 30 ft high flat storage building standing on top of about 10 ft of corn while the other coworker was on the ground operating a Vac-U-Vator vacuum machine, model #1061, manufactured by Dumbar Kapple Co. When Employee #1 tried to pull the 6 in. hose out of the corn to move it, he was sucked down into the corn. His head was covered and he was asphyxiated and died.
Keywords: head, asphyxiated, work rules, caught by, corn, flowing material, buried
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100135912 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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