Grain Handling Facilities - Training & Videos

Three successive illustrations of a figure inside a grain storage facility showing how flowing grain can bury a worker in seconds. From the time the auger starts, you have 2-3 seconds to react, in 4-5 seconds you are trapped, and after 22 seconds you care completely covered. Caption: Grain can become a deadly force! Moving grain can't develop enough support to keep you from sinking several feet and becoming trapped. Even crusted or bridged grain (grain that has spoiled and then stuck together) can give way at any time, causing you to fall into hollow spaces or voids that form below the surface.  Watch out for heavy accumulations of grain stuck to walls and other vertical surfaces above you because these can break apart, fall, and strike you. Working around steeply sloped piles of grain can pose a deadly avalanche threat when disturbedL&I training

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