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Accident: 201341914 - Employee Dies When Engulfed In Grain Storage Structure

Accident: 201341914 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 05/15/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30379872205/16/20015153Cropland Coop, Inc. - Hickok Branch
Employee #1, a branch manager, entered a flat storage structure for unknown purposes which stored corn. He was found in a semi seated position covered by approximately 1 to 2 ft of corn dead. There was approximately 2 ft of corn between him and the floor and he was found in close proximity to the floor opening leading to the screw auger and a drive through door on the north side of the structure. A plastic rod approximately 92 inches in length was found with Employee #1. The corn was not greater than waist deep along the center auger line but was sloped to approximately 10 to 12 ft towards the sides of the structure.
Keywords: asphyxiated, corn, auger, buried
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303798722 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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