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Accident: 828616 - Employee Suffocates To Death In Grain Bin

Accident: 828616 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 08/23/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10421663508/24/19885191Central Iowa Fs Inc.
Employee #1 was in a grain bin unloading it with a vaculator. He was in the middle of the bin, sucking the grain from underneath himself, creating a hole in the middle of the grain. The grain on the sides of the bin flowed in and trapped Employee #1 under the grain. He died of suffocation.
Keywords: suffocated, grain, work rules, flowing material, buried, grain bin
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104216635 Fatality Asphyxia Laborers, except construction

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