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Accident: 14554315 - Suffocated In Flowing Corn

Accident: 14554315 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 11/29/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10005425312/03/19855153Aurora Cooperative Elevator Co.
A LARGE CHUNK OF CORN WAS BLOCKING THE CHUTE. EMPLOYEE #1 WENT INTO THE BIN TO FREE UP THE JAM. THE CORN STARTED TO FLOW, CAUSING EMPLOYEE #1 TO LOSE HIS BALANCE AND FALL. HE WAS QUICKLY COVERED BY THE FLOWING CORN AND SUFFOCATED.
Keywords: suffocated, corn, clogged, flowing material, buried, lost balance, tie-off, grain bin
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100054253 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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