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Accident: 76556.015 - Employee Suffocates When Trapped In Truck Cab

Accident: 76556.015 -- Report ID: 0355111 -- Event Date: 05/05/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1061288.01505/05/2015Chips Inc.
At 1:00 p.m. on May 5, 2015, an employee filled up a 48-foot long open top trail er with sawdust. The employee started to back out from under the bins while the bin gates were still open. An additional volume of sawdust drained from Bin #2 and covered the truck cab completely. The employee attempted to exit the cab b ut was trapped and engulfed by the sawdust. Several co-workers and EMS personne l responded but were unable to revive the employee who was pronounced dead at th e scene.
Keywords: asphyxiated, caught in, chest, dust inhalation, suffocated
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1061288.015 46 M Fatality Truck Driver: Heavy/Tractor-Trailer

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