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Inspection: 115402232 - Central Washington Grain Growers Inc

Inspection Information - Office: Washington Region 6

Nr: 115402232Report ID: 1055360Open Date: 01/10/1996

Central Washington Grain Growers Inc
Bin #3 Almira Elevator
Almira, WA 99103
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 5153/Grain and Field Beans
Mailing: Po Box 649, Waterville, WA 98858

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:01/17/1996
Close Case:01/17/1996

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170006118Event: 01/09/1996Employee Dies Of Suffocation In Wheat Silo
Employee #1 was found dead, buried under flowing grain in bin #3 at the Almira station. The cause of death was later determined to be asphyxia due to the grain blocking his air passages. There were no witnesses to the accident and it not known why Employee #1 entered the grain bin.
Keywords: suffocated, work rules, inhalation, flowing material, unstable surface, buried, grain bin
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 115402232 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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