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Accident: 14554141 - Two Employees Killed When Grain Elevator Explodes

Accident: 14554141 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 05/30/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
180295805/31/19845153Blue Valley Cooperative
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
180232105/31/19847359Crane Rental Inc
At approximately 1:30 p.m. on May 30, 1984, Employees #1 and #2 were unloading a semi-trailer truck of corn that had been delivered from another part of the company when a grain elevator exploded. The force of the explosion, along with large chunks of concrete and pieces of the truck, knocked Employees #1 and #2 back against and under the trailer. They suffered multiple fractures and massive internal injuries, and died instantly.
Keywords: explosion, off loading, grain elevator, fracture, struck by, flying object
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1802958 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 1802321 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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