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Accident: 521682 - Employee Asphyxiated And Killed In Pet Food Bin

Accident: 521682 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 09/27/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10121976409/28/19902047Paradigm Shift Llc
On his first bin entry, Employee #1, a new employee, was allowed to work below a bridged condition. The bridge collapsed, burying him in approximately 11 ft of material. Rescuers took 12 minutes to extract Employee #1. Suffering traumatic asphyxiation, he was killed.
Keywords: asphyxiated, collapse, storage bin, work rules, inexperience, bridged material, buried
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101219764 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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