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Accident: 200920106 - Employee Dies Of Asphyxia When Grain Silo Wall Collapses

Accident: 200920106 -- Report ID: 0355112 -- Event Date: 09/07/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30066670809/09/19980191Frank T. Williams Farm
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on the day of the accident, Employee #1 was helping to load a truck with grain. He had been sent to to top of the approximately 50 ft tall silo to see if the grain was wet. After looking through a hatch located on the silo roof, he sat down to wait as the grain was loaded by conveyor into the truck. Without warning, the upper portion of the silo's side wall collapsed and Employee #1 fell off the roof. He became engulfed by the grain that piled up on the ground, and died of asphyxia.
Keywords: asphyxiated, wall, collapse, work rules, flowing material, fall, fall protection, buried, grain bin, silo
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300666708 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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