During the past 50 years, more than 900 cases of grain engulfment
of workers have been reported in the United States, with a 62-percent fatality rate.
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Young farmworker deaths also resulted from various natural hazards, such as animal attacks, drowning, lightning, falling trees, and grain engulfments
CDC's National Traumatic Occupational Fatalities (NTOF) surveillance data from 1980 through 1992 contain death-certificate reports of 88 farm workers killed by engulfment
in grain or other agriculture produce stored in bins or silos, and the Census of Fatal Occupational injuries (CFOI) (maintained by the Bureau of Labor Statistics) contain an additional 33 reports of deaths associated with engulfment
in grain bins for 1993 through 1994 (NIOSH, unpublished data, 1996)[subsection].
An earlier ASHP study related to engulfments at commercial facilities found that 80 percent of partially entrapped victims died.
Recommendations for preventing and responding to engulfments were untested, offering questionable efficacy.
The ultimate goal of this project is to provide educators a package that will help reduce the likelihood of engulfment in grain bins and increase the rate of successful rescues when engulfments occur.