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Accident: 200810489 - Employee Dies Of Asphyxia When Engulfed By Grain

Accident: 200810489 -- Report ID: 0627400 -- Event Date: 11/12/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30057663411/12/19985153Edmonson Wheat Growers, Inc.
Employee #1 entered a flat grain storage building and was pushing grain into a conveyor feed opening when he became engulfed by grain. He died of asphyxia. Employee #1 was not wearing a body harness or lifeline, and he failed to have a coworker standing by.
Keywords: asphyxiated, lifeline, signalman, storage bin, grain, work rules, safety belt, flowing material, buried, grain bin
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300576634 Fatality Asphyxia Miscellaneous plant and system operators

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