Fatal Silage Accidents in Wisconsin

Data for 1987-1996

Accident Description Fatalities
Tower Silo –Falls/Asphyxiation/Mold 18
Tower Silo –Unloader 6
Tower Silo –Buried under silage 1
Tower Silo –Sub Total 25
Bunker –Side Collapse/Buried in Silage 4
Bunker –Pinned 1
Bunker –Sub Total 5
Bagged Silage –Sub Total 0
TOTAL 30

Source: Hoffmann, M., and Richardt, W., 2003: Remarks about ensiling.