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Accident: 14505523 - Employee Killed In Fall From Grain Elevator

Accident: 14505523 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 10/25/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10089796610/31/19882048Heiman Grain, Inc.
AT APPROXIMATELY 3:15 PM ON OCTOBER 25, 1988, EMPLOYEE #1 WENT TO THE TOP OF A GRAIN ELEVATOR TO CHANGE THE GRAIN SPOUT TO BIN 25 WHEN HE EITHER SLIPPED OR TRIPPED ON CORN KERNELS ON THE PLATFORM OR CATWALK. THE EMPLOYEE FELL APPROXIMATELY 35 FEET TO THE BOTTOM OF THE WOODEN BIN. THE EMPLOYEE WAS UNCONSCIOUS WHEN EXTRACTED FROM THE BIN AND WAS TAKEN BY HELICOPTER TO THE HOSPITAL, WHERE HE DIED FROM EXTERNAL BLEEDING AND TRAUMA (BROKEN PELVIS).
Keywords: platform, fracture, slip, corn, walking surface, pelvis, catwalk, fall, fall protection, grain elevator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100897966 Fatality Fracture Occupation not reported

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