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Accident: 200997906 - Employee Is Asphyxiated In Soybeans

Accident: 200997906 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 08/19/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31319188408/20/20095153Farmers Grain Of Maxwell
At approximately 9:00 a.m. on August 19, 2009, Employee #1 was loading a truck with soybeans, when the flow of soybeans stopped. Employee #1 entered the east side of a grain bin Number 3, which contained approximately 15,000-bushel of soybeans. He wanted to free any obstructions to allow the soybeans to flow into the conveyor and load the truck. Employee #1 entered the bin alone without wearing any type of fall protection and became engulfed in the soybeans. The coworkers became concerned when they could not locate Employee #1. They contacted the local police and volunteer fire department, which in turn contacted the area fire departments, trained in confined space rescue. Employee #1's body was recovered at approximately 8:03 p.m. on August 19, 2009. A manager was notified by Employee #1 that he was going to enter the bin to free the obstruction.
Keywords: loading, asphyxiated, inhalation, jammed, truck, fall protection, grain bin, work surface
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313191884 Fatality Asphyxia Laborers, except construction

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