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Accident: 200533099 - Employee Is Killed By Engulfment In Corn Storage Bin

Accident: 200533099 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 09/23/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31381962509/24/20094221Aurora Elevator, Inc.
On September 23, 2009, Employee #1 entered a 154,000 bushel corn storage bin at or shortly after the lunch hour. Several hours later, coworkers noticed that Employee #1 was missing. Emergency responders discovered Employee #1 dead, buried beneath the corn, at approximately 10:20 p.m.
Keywords: asphyxiated, grain, corn, buried, grain bin
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313819625 Fatality Other Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec

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