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Accident: 14528301 - Employee Suffocated In Grain Handling Faciltiy

Accident: 14528301 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 10/27/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10630925510/31/19894221Farmers Grain Terminal Inc.
At 1:05 p.m. on October 27, 1989, Employee #1 was working in a sorting and storage facility at a grain terminal. Employee #1 was breaking up corn screen bridges and cakes with a steel pipe to allow the free flow of grain. Employee #1 was accessing the area through a porthole in the side of grain storage and sorting area. Employee #1 crawled into the opening up to his waste. The corn screenings caved-in, fatally suffocating the employee.
Keywords: suffocated, grain, struck by, grain elevator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106309255 Fatality Other Graders and sorters, agricultural products

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