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Accident: 642694 - Employee Dies When Suffocated By Grain

Accident: 642694 -- Report ID: 0215800 -- Event Date: 09/07/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10154618209/08/19952048Matteson Feed, Inc.
Employee #1 entered a grain car from the bottom to remove a fine particle sweetener grain called Harony from the walls. As he was hoeing the side walls of the car, surrounding grain cascaded on him, suffocating him to death. There was no fall protection, harness, lanyard, etc., and no witnesses.
Keywords: suffocated, unsecured, grain, work rules, cleaning, flowing material, lanyard, fall protection
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101546182 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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