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Accident: 201361714 - Employee Asphyxiated In Grain Bin

Accident: 201361714 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 02/08/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30431292902/13/20025153Bramlett Trucking,Inc.D/B/A/Bramlett Grain & Truck
At approximately 10:00 a.m. on February 8, 2002, Employee #1, owner and truck driver, entered into his 110,000-bushel grain bin containing soybean. He entered the bin without wearing a full body harness and a rope. Further, the power to the auger was not turned off. He entered when the soybeans stopped flowing out to the trucks. Employee #1 informed another worker to turn off the auger and bring him a harness and rope. When this worker returned Employee #1 had disappeared beneath the soybean and was recovered 5.5 hours later. Employee #1 died of asphyxia.
Keywords: asphyxiated, ppe, grain, safety control line, lockout, lanyard, auger, grain bin
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304312929 Fatality Asphyxia Truck drivers, heavy

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