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Accident: 201351517 - Employee Asphyxiated

Accident: 201351517 -- Report ID: 0419700 -- Event Date: 07/20/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30398547707/20/20014213Watford, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30398591507/20/20012048Ocala Breeders Sales Company, Inc.
Employee #1 was operating a hopper trailer that allowed bran to be unloaded from a bottom opening. The hopper trailer was positioned over a pit opening that was covered with a grate. Employee #1 opened the bottom of the hopper trailer to dump the bran into the pit. After dumping most of the bran, Employee used a broom to sweep the remaining bran from the sides of the hopper trailer. There were no witnesses, but it is believed that Employee #1 fell into the bottom of the hopper trailer while he was sweeping. Employee #1 died of hypertension and atherosclerotic heart disease, with the contributory factor as asphyxia.
Keywords: asphyxiated, heart attack, hopper, grain, fall, trailer
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303985477 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported
2 303985915 Occupation not reported

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