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Accident: 695189 - Employee Killed When Buried In Corn Storage Facility

Accident: 695189 -- Report ID: 0524700 -- Event Date: 02/03/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10612470402/04/19944221Auglaize Farmer'S Cooperative
Employees were starting to remove last year's harvest of corn from a flat grain storage building and ship it out so that the building could be cleaned. A cover over the auger was plugged or clogged and would not allow the grain to flow. Employee #1, who was the facility's grain manager, decided to go into the storage area and dislodge the obstruction. The auger was not turned off or locked out. When Employee #1 broke up the clog the grain started to flow and Employee #1 was engulfed in approximately 20 ft of grain. He died.
Keywords: maintenance, cover, grain, work rules, corn, lockout, clogged, flowing material, auger, buried
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106124704 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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