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Accident: 201107596 - Employee Is Killed In Silo Engulfment

Accident: 201107596 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 03/22/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30082207903/22/20062048Foster Farms
At approximately 3:20 p.m. on March 22, 2006, Employee #1, a supervisor for the farm, was performing a clean out of corn feed silo number 111. He entered the silo to place drainage grates over the Number 1, 2, and 3 augers, when several tons of corn broke loose from the silo walls and engulfed him, resulting in suffocation and death.
Keywords: asphyxiated, cleaning, corn, crushed, auger, silo
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300822079 Fatality Asphyxia Supervisors, production occupations

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