Accident Report Detail
Accident Summary Nr: 14302723 - Employee Drowns In Manhole
|Inspection Nr||Date Opened||SIC||NAICS||Establishment Name|
|111714853||05/10/1993||1711||0||Dundon Plumbing & Heating Inc.|
Abstract: Employee #1 had responded to a routine weekend service call from a local restaurant to unplug a sewer drain. He arrived alone at approximately 3:30 p.m. He apparently removed the manhole cover located in the middle of the parking lot access road and started to enter the confined space. At approximately 4:15 p.m., a passerby noticed Employee #1 unconscious at the bottom of the 12 foot deep manhole. Rescue personnel extracted him. He was pronounced dead at the emergency room. He drowned in the 1 1/2 inch deep stream of water. The oxygen content in the manhole at 6:00 p.m. was 14 1/2 percent.
|Employee #||Inspection Nr||Age||Sex||Degree||Nature of Injury||Occupation|
|1||111714853||Fatality||Asphyxia||Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices|