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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14308944 - Employee Killed By Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Accident: 14308944 -- Report ID: 0213400 -- Event Date: 08/21/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11376352808/21/19952819Reagent Chemical & Research, Inc.

Employee #1 returned from a work break and entered a vertical mill pit. His coworkers were still on break. He was found dead on the dirt landing, which is 4 feet below grade. Employee #1 did not understand that there was carbon monoxide gas in the pit. The equipment involved included an Isomax blue flame burnace and a Raymond vertical mill.

Keywords: confined space, work rules, toxic atmosphere, scba, pit, poisoning, untrained, carbon monoxide, communication

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 113763528 Fatality Amputation Crushing and grinding machine operators

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