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Accident: 202596631 - Employee'S Leg Is Amputated When Caught In Auger

Accident: 202596631 -- Report ID: 0352410 -- Event Date: 12/14/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31385466312/14/20090723Perdue Grain And Oilseed Llc
On December, 14, 2009, Employee #1 and some coworkers entered a declassified confined space area to tend a sweeping auger that emptied into another auger. The grain tank was being emptied by a rotating 12-inch diameter auger system to allow the corn to be directed to various locations in the plant. The employees were working on a pile of corn flowing into the auger system, which was guarded by a metal grate. However, the opening was too large for the grate, allowing Employee #1's foot to enter the auger's path and be caught by the auger system. His right leg was amputated, and he was hospitalized for his injury.
Keywords: maintenance, amputated, agriculture, guard, auger mechanism, caught by, grating, auger, grain bin, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313854663 Hospitalized injury Amputation Laborers, except construction

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