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Accident: 200270122 - Employee Dies Of Asphyxia When Buried In Grain

Accident: 200270122 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 11/13/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30021490511/14/19964221Kentland Elevator & Supply, Inc.
On November 13, 1996, Employee #1 entered a grain storage structure. He was standing approximately 8 ft deep in corn, using a grain vacuum system to remove corn from around a bulkhead across the doorway. Employee #1 was vacuuming the material near his feet, when he apparently became trapped. The grain vacuum continued to remove the corn, causing him to sink further into the grain until he was buried. Employee #1 died of asphyxia.
Keywords: asphyxiated, grain, work rules, caught by, storage tank, flowing material, unstable surface, fall protection, buried, grain bin
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300214905 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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