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Accident: 14554281 - Grain Dust Explosion

Accident: 14554281 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 05/15/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
189111805/16/19855153Shickley Grain Co Inc
ON MAY 15, 1985, AT APPROXIMATELY 4:15 PM, EMPLOYEES #1 AND #2 WERE PREPARING TO DUMP A LOAD OF CORN INTO THE DUMP PIT OF A GRAIN ELEVATOR. EMPLOYEE #2 WAS IN THE TRUCK RAISING THE BOX. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS CHANGING THE DISTRUBUTOR HEAD FROM BIN 5 TO BIN 8. AN EXPLOSION OCCURED. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS BLOWN OUT THE EAST DOOR OF THE DRIVE. HE RECEIVED SECOND AND THIRD DEGREE BURNS OVER 40 PERCENT OF HIS BODY. EMPLOYEE #2 WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL FOR A CHECK-UP AND RELEASED.
Keywords: burn, dust, corn, explosion, truck, combustible dust, grain elevator, grain dust
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1891118 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported
2 1891118 Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Occupation not reported

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