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Accident: 855841 - Employee Suffocates, One Injured, In Grain Bin

Accident: 855841 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 08/01/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10330413508/03/19922041Lauhoff Grain Company Inc.
Employee #1 was cleaning a grain bin with the hopper bottom and conveyors open and running. Employee #1 suffocated and died in the draw-down vortex. Employee #2, who was working in the same area, was also pulled into the grain draw-down vortex, but was removed alive through the hopper's bottom opening.
Keywords: suffocated, cleaning, flowing material, grain bin
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103304135 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported
2 103304135 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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