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Accident: 200529923 - Employee Is Killed When Engulfed By Grain

Accident: 200529923 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 08/31/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30826107209/01/20054221Gold-Eagle Cooperative
On August 31, 2005, Employee #1 was emptying a 130,000 bushel silo. The silo was empty enough that the door near the 3,000 bushel level could be opened. One of the spouts bridged up with grain, and Employee #1 entered to break up the bridge. When the grain started to flow, it pulled Employee #1 down into the spout. He was suffocated by the grain.
Keywords: suffocated, grain, grain elevator, buried, silo
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308261072 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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