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Accident: 517425 - Employee Killed When Buried Under Sand Pile

Accident: 517425 -- Report ID: 0931800 -- Event Date: 02/01/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10697638402/01/19893273Syar Industries, Incorporated
An employee noticed a problem with the flow of sand into concrete trucks and instructed Employee #1 to check it out. The coworker watched several concrete trucks before he noticed Employee #1's head above the sand pile. The coworker again noticed the problem with the sand flow but when he searched for Employee #1, he could not locate him. The coworker went into the tunnel located directly underneath the sand pile, lay down on the conveyor belt, and looked up into the hopper. At that time, he saw that Employee #1 was buried beneath the sand. The coroner pronounced Employee #1 dead of asphyxia.
Keywords: asphyxiated, sand, concrete truck, work rules, flowing material, buried
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106976384 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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