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Accident: 6375.015 - Employee Buried Alive In Feed Pellet Bin

Accident: 6375.015 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 02/01/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
190822.01502/02/2012Wauneta Mills Llc
At 2:45 p.m. on February 1, 2012, Employee #1 was making pellets and began filli ng a customer's order. A co-worker received a notice that feed pellets were not flowing out of the cattle feed pellet manufacturing machine chute. So the cow orker went to check on Employee#1 and found the auger to bin #7 running but no p ellets were coming out. When the coworker attempted to unplug the bin, he notic ed Employee #1's arm sticking out near the chute opening. The coworker discove red that Employee #1 was buried in the feed pellet bin and was killed by asphyxi ation.
Keywords: asphyxiated, buried, feed mill, grain bin
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 190822.015 51 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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