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Accident: 41319.015 - Employee Trapped In Grain Silo Dies

Accident: 41319.015 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 02/21/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
891543.01502/21/2013Azteca Milling, L.P.
At approximately 11:30 a.m. on February 21, 2013, Employee #1 entered a grain silo and was standing on the surface of the grain flour. He began punching holes in the grain surface to facilitate product flow while the chute was open. The grain collapsed and carried him down the silo to the discharge point. Employee #1 was engulfed and was killed by asphyxiation.
Keywords: pinned, asphyxiated, silo, grain elevator, collapse, struck by
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 891543.015 21 M Fatality Asphyxia Agricultural and food scientists

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