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Accident: 200211696 - Employee Dies Due To Asphyxia

Accident: 200211696 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 04/26/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30853093004/27/20055153Port Elevator-Brownsville, L.C.
At approximately 3:45 p.m. on April 26, 2005, Employee #1 was shoveling grain located behind some flathouse doors. Employee #1 became engulfed by the grain and sunk to the spout region of the flathouse, where grain exits and enters on a conveyor belt. Coworkers attempted to rescue him, with no success. Emergency services were contacted, but before Employee #1 could be rescued he suffocated and died.
Keywords: oxygen deficiency, asphyxiated, suffocated, grain, work station, caught between, manual mat handling, untrained, grain bin
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308530930 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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