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Accident: 14401301 - Employee Suffocates After Falling Into Rail Car Of Corn

Accident: 14401301 -- Report ID: 0636900 -- Event Date: 10/11/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10058588410/12/19882048Cocanougher Feed Company
Employee #1, age 17, climbed on top of a rail car of corn after he had opened its bottom hopper to unload the grain. He was found about one hour later with his legs hanging from the bottom of the hopper. Employee #1 had fallen into the rail car and suffocated.
Keywords: suffocated, work rules, railroad car, corn, inhalation, fall, grain dust
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100585884 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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