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Accident: 14524052 - Employee Killed When He Was Buried Under Sand In A Hopper

Accident: 14524052 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 01/26/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10172566101/27/19873273Bc Industries, Inc.
EMPLOYEE #1 HAD BEEN ASSIGNED TO REPAIR A HOPPER THAT APPARENTLY WAS LEAKING. HE EITHER FELL INTO THE HOPPER AND WAS COVERED BY SAND OR WAS STANDING ON BRIDGED-OVER SAND WHICH CAVED IN. HE WAS COVERED AND SUFFOCATED. THERE WERE NO EYE WITNESSES TO THE ACCIDENT.
Keywords: repair, sand, suffocated, work rules, flowing material, fall, bridged material, buried, hopper
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101725661 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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