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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 170006118 - Employee Dies Of Suffocation In Wheat Silo

Accident: 170006118 -- Report ID: 1055360 -- Event Date: 01/09/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11540223201/10/19965153Central Washington Grain Growers Inc
Employee #1 was found dead, buried under flowing grain in bin #3 at the Almira station. The cause of death was later determined to be asphyxia due to the grain blocking his air passages. There were no witnesses to the accident and it not known why Employee #1 entered the grain bin.
Keywords: suffocated, work rules, inhalation, flowing material, unstable surface, buried, grain bin
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115402232 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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