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Accident: 948141 - Employee Suffocates In Grain Bin Under 4 Ft Of Soybean Husk

Accident: 948141 -- Report ID: 0355110 -- Event Date: 08/31/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10575082208/31/19922048Tazewell Farm Bureau
At approximately 11:45 a.m., Employee #1, who worked in a plant mixing grains for animal feeds, went to the upper floor to the top of a soybean husk bin. Because the bin failed to feed, Employee #1 intended to break loose the stoppage. The two brothers who worked with Employee #1 began looking for him when he failed to appear for lunch. Employee #1 was found in the soybean bin under approximately 4 feet of soybean husk. He had suffocated.
Keywords: suffocated, clogged, soybeans, buried, grain bin
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105750822 Fatality Asphyxia Laborers, except construction

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