Grain industry hazards lead to deaths, injuries each year
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.
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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