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Accident: 14423511 - Employee Suffocated In Seed Bin

Accident: 14423511 -- Report ID: 0729300 -- Event Date: 07/13/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1819441507/19/19890723Dewitt Seed
Employee #1 went to unclog an auger in a bin with a push rod. He was standing on or near the top rung of the bin's outside ladder and pushed the push rod into the fescue seed. As the auger began to move the fescue seed, Employee #1 was pulled or fell into the bin. The pocket in the seed gave way and Employee #1 suffocated and died.
Keywords: suffocated, agriculture, ladder, clogged, flowing material, auger, fall, bridged material, grain bin, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18194415 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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