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Accident: 116131.015 - Employee Entering Manhole Is Overcome By Toxic Atmosphere

Accident: 116131.015 -- Report ID: 0454716 -- Event Date: 05/08/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1399842.01505/09/2019Town Of Mosheim, Tennessee

At 9:15 a.m. on May 8, 2019, Employee #1 and a coworker, town employees, were en gaged in repair/maintenance of an underground pipeline. As his coworker lowered Employee #1 into a manhole, Employee #1 lost consciousness and was retrieved by the coworker. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital and admitted for tre atment. After the incident, air testing revealed high levels of hydrogen sulfid e gas and carbon monoxide.

Keywords: carbon monoxide, chemical exposure, confined space, construction, excavation, gas, hydrogen sulfide, maintenance, manhole, pipeline, repair, sewer, toxic fumes, trench, unconsciousness
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline Maintenance or repair  

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1399842.015 27 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe

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