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Accident: 200212868 - Employee Is Trapped By Grain Cave In

Accident: 200212868 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 11/10/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31517233811/09/20105153Taft Grain & Elevator Company
On November 10, 2010, Employee #1, of Taft Grain and Elevator Company, was sent to break up a ball of sorghum, which plugged the gate for the conveyor. Employee #1 got on top of the pile of sorghum. With a PVC pipe, he broke apart the ball of grain, which had formed above the gate. At the same time, a coworker was in the work station tunnel, operating the conveyor and the gates. It is unclear from the narrative, if the coworker witnessed or discovered Employee #1 having been engulfed within the grain pile. No other employees were reported in the building.
Keywords: grain, conveyor, cave-in, mech malfunction, unstable load, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315172338 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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