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Accident: 200531259 - Employee Is Killed When Engulfed By Grain

Accident: 200531259 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 11/10/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31008325811/13/20064221West Side Grain Sales
On November 10, 2006, two seasonal employees entered a flat storage structure onto a pile of grain that was approximately 10 ft deep. They intended to vacuum out 4 to 5 in. off the top of the grain. As the vacuum pulled the grain out of the structure, Employee #1 became engulfed and killed.
Keywords: asphyxiated, grain, storage area, work surface, unstable position
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310083258 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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