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Accident: 943787 - Employee Severely Injured When Struck By Falling Grain Bin

Accident: 943787 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 11/11/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1853483401/25/19891731Grady'S Electric Company
Employee #1 was wiring a motor on top of a grain dryer that was to operate an auger. He had been working for 20 to 30 minutes when he heard a loud noise. He looked up and saw a grain bin falling. It appears that the bin fell straight down for a second then fell back toward Employee #1. As he was trying to get off the dryer, the bin struck Employee #1 in the head, knocked him unconscious, and pinned his legs and left hand under its wreckage. A coworker kept the spilling beans from burying Employee #1's head until rescue workers arrived. Employee #1 was hospitalized. His little and ring fingers were amputated and his right leg, which was severely injured, was operated on twice.
Keywords: amputated, finger, pinned, construction, struck by, buried, falling object, grain bin, leg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18534834 Hospitalized injury Amputation Electricians

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