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Grain industry hazards lead to deaths, injuries each year

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Five seconds. That is how quickly a worker can become engulfed in flowing grain and be unable to get out.

Sixty seconds. That is how quickly a worker can be completely submerged in flowing grain. More than half of all grain engulfments result in death by suffocation.

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In the past 50 years, more than 900 cases of grain engulfment at worksites and family farms have been reported with a fatality rate of 62 percent, according to researchers at Purdue University in Indiana.

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