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Accident: 106437.015 - Employee Enters Oxygen Deficient Manhole And Is Asphyxiated

Accident: 106437.015 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 06/01/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1320667.01506/01/2018Southwest Utility Systems Inc.

At 12:20 p.m. on June 1, 2018, an employee was testing a sewer pipe line for lea ks. During testing, the employee entered an oxygen deficient manhole and was asp hyxiated.

Keywords: confined space, manhole, oxygen deficiency, sewer
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition   X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1320667.015 53 M Fatality Pipelayer FallDist:
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit

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