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Accident: 200925188 - Employee Is Killed When Engulfed By Peanuts In Warehouse

Accident: 200925188 -- Report ID: 0355112 -- Event Date: 11/06/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31170060311/13/20075159Severn Peanut Company, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31161538911/14/20075159Severn Peanut Company, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31161520711/06/20075159Meherrin Ag And Chemical
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31161537111/14/20070721Meherrin Ag And Chemical
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on November 6, 2008, an employee was filling freight trucks with peanuts from a full 100-ft long by 85-ft wide by 48-ft deep peanut warehouse when the peanuts stopped flowing from the grain elevator to a semi truck. The employee was observed entering the peanut warehouse to get the peanuts flowing again and was not seen again. At approximately 11:00 a.m., coworkers and managers started searching for the employee and determined that he may have fallen into the peanuts. At approximately 12:09 p.m., fire and rescue were called. The body was recovered by emergency medical technicians. The employee was pronounced dead at the scene.
Keywords: asphyxiated, jammed, grain elevator, work surface, truck driver
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 311700603 Occupation not reported
2 311615389 Fatality Asphyxia Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec
3 311615207 Occupation not reported
4 311615371 Occupation not reported

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