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Accident: 14384317 - Employee Asphyxiated When Jacket Caught In Revolving Shaft

Accident: 14384317 -- Report ID: 0523420 -- Event Date: 10/12/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10166578410/21/19860191William F. Renk & Sons Inc.
WHILE WORKING ALONE ON A SUNDAY MORNING, EMPLOYEE #1, WHO WAS ALSO THE MANAGEMENT CONTROL OFFICIAL, APPARENTLY REACHED OVER OR THROUGH A REVOLVING RUBBER FINGERED METERING SHAFT TO LOOSEN A STUCK EAR OF SEED CORN. HIS JACKET BECAME CAUGHT BY A COTTER PIN IN THE SHAFT. HIS CHEST WAS DRAWN TIGHTLY TO A STRUCTURAL MEMBER, RENDERING HIM UNABLE TO BREATHE. HE WAS ASPHYXIATED.
Keywords: clothing, asphyxiated, rotating shaft, work rules, entangled, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101665784 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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