Inspection: 110698578 - Cooperative Elevator Co Elkton Terminal

Inspection Information - Office: Michigan Safety Gen
Nr: 110698578Report ID:0552652Open Date: 12/11/1989
Cooperative Elevator Co Elkton Terminal
4243 Pigeon Rd
Elkton, MI 48731
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4221/Farm Product Warehousing and Storage
Mailing: 7211 E Michigan Ave, Pigeon, MI 48755
Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:PartialAdvanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:SafetyClose Conference:12/11/1989
Planning Guide: Safety-Manufacturing Close Case:01/29/1990
Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170228555Event: 12/11/1989Employee Killed In Grain Engulfment
On December 11, 1989, an employee, employed by a trucking company assigned to move grain from a storage dome to a conveyor intake, access the grain in the dome. The grain was gained by running planks from a framed opening. As they were removing a plank, the center support holding the rest of the planks in place gave way causing the bulk corn to spill out, trapping the employee against a lift truck and burring by the corn causing asphyxiation.
Keywords: grain, conveyor, plank, corn, spill, buried, asphyxiated
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 110698578 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported