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Accident: 201344926 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Grain Elevator

Accident: 201344926 -- Report ID: 0729700 -- Event Date: 11/21/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31279555211/21/20085153United Ag Service
At approximately 8:30 a.m., on November 21, 2008, Employee #1 was attempting to patch an exterior grain leg (McPherson leg) just below the distributor platform. The platform was approximately 6 ft by 4 ft, with one end of the platform over the main elevator, and the other end over the open side, which was approximately 140 ft above the ground. Employee #1 was killed when part of the guardrail gave way, and he fell from the platform to the ground below. He was not wearing any fall protection equipment.
Keywords: platform, grain, fall, fall protection, grain elevator, grain bin
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312795552 Fatality Bruise/Contus/Abras Laborers, except construction

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