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Accident: 202085585 - Two Employees Asphyxiated In Silo When Unplugging Dry Cement

Accident: 202085585 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 03/09/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30153165303/10/19981422Erie Materials Inc.
On March 9, 1998, Employees #1 and #2 entered a silo to unplug dry cement from the loading chute. Employees #1 and #2 did not wear the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and were engulfed by the cement dust. Employees #1 and #2 were found dead from asphyxia in the silo.
Keywords: asphyxiated, cement powder, ppe, construction, silo
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301531653 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported
2 301531653 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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