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Accident: 200053676 - Employe Is Killed When Engulfed In Grain

Accident: 200053676 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 04/26/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31405472704/27/20105153Battle Creek Farmers Coop
At approximately 7:00 p.m. on April 26, 2010, Employee #1 was using a conveyor from a corn storage building (flat storage) to load grain (corn) into a truck. The storage building had a 500,000 bushel capacity. During the scheduled shift change, the replacement coworker could not find Employee #1. Emergency services were contacted to assist in locating Employee #1 and he was found engulfed, about 10 feet deep, in the grain near the conveyor.
Keywords: chest, asphyxiated, ppe, grain, caught between, inexperience, manual mat handling
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314054727 Fatality Asphyxia Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.

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