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Accident: 200263820 - Employee Is Covered With Corn And Dies Of Aphyxiation

Accident: 200263820 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 03/17/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31410161903/19/20105153Precision Ag Service, Llc
At approximately 5:00 p.m. on March 17, 2010, Employee #1, a supervisor, could not be found by Coworker #1. Coworker #1 was looking for Employee #1 to inform him that she was leaving for the day. Coworker #1 found a grain bin with a man hole open and a light on the inside. Coworker #2 asked Coworker #1 to turn off the conveying system under the grain bin. Coworker #1 shut off the conveying system and continued to look for the employee. After not being able to find the employee, Coworker #1 called for emergency assistance. The fire rescue arrived and found the employee, at approximately 8:17 p.m., covered by approximately 4 to 6 ft of corn. The employee's legs were in the middle gate at the bottom of the grain bin. Employee #1 died from asphyxiation.
Keywords: asphyxiated, grain
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314101619 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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