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Inspection: 100051036 - Cargill, Inc.

Inspection Information - Office: Wichita

Nr: 100051036Report ID: 0729700Open Date: 12/03/1985

Cargill, Inc.
3rd & New York
Liberal, KS 67901
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5153/Grain and Field Beans
Mailing: P.O. Box 1091, Liberal, KS 67901

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership:Private
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:12/03/1985
Close Case:12/03/1985

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360638357    

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 14503122Event: 11/26/1985Suffocated In Grain Car
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS STANDING ON TOP OF A RAILROAD CAR, DIRECTING A SPOUT TO FILL THE CAR WITH WHEAT GRAIN FROM AN ELEVATOR. THE EMPLOYEE FELL INTO THE 20 INCH WIDE OPENING USED FOR FILLING THE CAR. AS THE GRAIN CONTINUED FLOWING FROM THE SPOUT INTO THE CAR, HE WAS COVERED UP AND SUFFOCATED. THERE IS A GOOD PROBABILITY THAT HE HAD A SEIZURE WHICH CAUSED HIS FALL INTO THE CAR AND PREVENTED HIM FROM CRAWLING OR CLIMBING BACK OUT TO SAFETY. THERE WERE NO WITNESSES TO THE ACCIDENT.
Keywords: grain, suffocated, flowing material, railroad car
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 100051036 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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