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Accident: 170220933 - Employee Killed When Engulfed In Soybeans

Accident: 170220933 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 06/16/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11486010906/16/19935153Frutchey Bean Co Div Of Auburn Bean & Grain Co
On June 16, 1993, Employee #1, of the Frutchey Bean Company, was attempting to clean a silo that had soybeans stuck inside. He entered the adjacent silo and used a long rod to poke the soybeans loose. He was engulfed in the silo when the bridging condition collapsed. Employee #1 died. The employer received a serious citation for the violation of five rules.
Keywords: cleaning, clogged, soybeans, bridged material, buried
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 114860109 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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