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Accident: 170228555 - Employee Killed In Grain Engulfment

Accident: 170228555 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 12/11/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11069857812/11/19894221Cooperative Elevator Co Elkton Terminal
On December 11, 1989, an employee, employed by a trucking company assigned to move grain from a storage dome to a conveyor intake, access the grain in the dome. The grain was gained by running planks from a framed opening. As they were removing a plank, the center support holding the rest of the planks in place gave way causing the bulk corn to spill out, trapping the employee against a lift truck and burring by the corn causing asphyxiation.
Keywords: asphyxiated, grain, corn, plank, conveyor, spill, buried
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110698578 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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