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Accident: 200040640 - Employee Dies Of Asphyxia When Engulfed In Grain Bin

Accident: 200040640 -- Report ID: 0653510 -- Event Date: 07/31/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30523581408/02/20025153Melrose Grain & Elevator Co., Inc
On July 31, 2002, Employee #1 and coworkers were transferring wheat grain from bin number 12 when the chute became clogged. Employee #1 entered the bin to clear the blockage. He was using a long steel poker to break the clog when the grain began to flow, engulfing him. Employee #1 died of asphyxia.
Keywords: asphyxiated, dust, agriculture, work rules, inhalation, clogged, flowing material, buried, untrained, grain bin
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305235814 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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