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Accident: 170080402 - Employee Dies Of Asphyxia When Buried In Grain

Accident: 170080402 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 03/19/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30198954703/23/19985153Tubbs Rice Dryer, Inc.
Employee #1 was unclogging the floor grates of a grain bin to enable the grain to flow freely onto the conveyor. As he unstopped a flow gate, he sank into the grain as it were quicksand, Employee #1 was completely engulfed and died of asphyxia,. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: asphyxiated, lifeline, grain, work rules, clogged, flowing material, fall, fall protection, buried
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301989547 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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