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Accident: 14570048 - Buried And Suffocated In Grain Bin

Accident: 14570048 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 01/29/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10161046701/30/19865153Delaware Farmers Exchange Inc
ON JANUARY 29, 1986, EMPLOYEE #1 WAS BREAKING UP A "HOT SPOT" IN A STEEL STORAGE BIN FULL OF CORN. GRAIN WAS BEING EMPTIED FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE BIN AT THE SAME TIME HE WAS WORKING ON THE CORN'S SURFACE. THE GRAIN UNDER HIS FEET FLOWED INWARD AND PULLED HIM UNDER THE SURFACE. HE SUFFOCATED. HE HAD NO SAFETY BELT, WAS NOT TIED OFF, NOR WAS PROVIDED ANY OTHER TYPE OF PROTECTION.
Keywords: suffocated, unsecured, safety belt, corn, flowing material, buried, grain bin
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101610467 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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