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Accident: 200529071 - Employee Is Asphyxiated When Engulfed By Corn Silage

Accident: 200529071 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 09/29/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30668541310/01/20040241Holstein Dairy, Llp
On September 29, 2004, Employee #1 was working on a commercial dairy farm. He was using an end loader to load a truck with corn silage. The silage was being removed from an outside bunker. The silage pile ranged from 12 to 22 ft in height. During the removal operation, Employee #1 exited the end loader. The silage pile collapsed, engulfing him. Coworkers found him after 10 minutes of digging in the silage pile. Employee #1 had died from asphyxiation.
Keywords: asphyxiated, front end loader, collapse, corn, silo
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 306685413 Fatality Asphyxia Farm workers

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