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Accident: 14447833 - Cave-In Of Corn In Grain Bin

Accident: 14447833 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 05/03/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1492842805/04/19842048Hubbard Milling Co
EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2 HAD BEEN INSTRUCTED BY THEIR SUPERVISOR TO ENTER A STORAGE TANK THROUGH THE TOP HATCH TO CLEAN PLUGGED GRATING IN THE TANK BOTTOM. THEY WERE STANDING ON TOP OF A SWEEP AND USING A TEN FOOT LONG LENGTH OF CONDUIT TO PROD CORN THROUGH A GRATING, WHICH HAD A PICKUP BELOW IT. THE 30 FOOT DIAMETER BIN WAS 32 FEET HIGH AND HAD A 33,000 BUSHEL CAPACITY. THE BIN WAS HALF FULL OF CORN, WHICH WAS CLINGING TO THE SIDES OF THE BIN. THE CORN CAVED IN ON THE EMPLOYEES, BURYING EMPLOYEE #1 UP TO HIS MOUTH AND EMPLOYEE #2 UP TO HIS WAIST. THE COMPANY HAS A WRITTEN BIN ENTRY PROCEDURE, REQUIRING A WRITTEN COMMENT. NEITHER MAN HAD ANY SAFETY EQUIPMENT OR HAD AN ENTRY PERMIT.
Keywords: entry permit, lifeline, confined space, safety belt, corn, flowing material, bridged material, buried, grain bin
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14928428 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.
2 14928428 Hospitalized injury Bruise/Contus/Abras Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.

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