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Accident: 14388813 - Employee Suffucates Due To Burial In Grain

Accident: 14388813 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 01/18/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10328952601/19/19885153The Metamora Elevator Co.
An employee was working at a grain elevator where corn was being moved from storage for shipment. The process uses a bottom drop which allows the corn to pass through a drain at the bottom of the storage area and to fall onto a conveyor. During the process, a large chunk blocked the drain and the employee climbed onto the pile to break up the chunk. When the clog broke, he was drawn down into, and buried under, the grain and suffocated.
Keywords: suffocated, grain, corn, conveyor, grain elevator, buried
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103289526 Fatality Asphyxia Laborers, except construction

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