Accident Report Detail
Accident Summary Nr: 170383202 - Employee Overcome By Sewer Gas During Blowout
|Inspection Nr||Date Opened||SIC||NAICS||Establishment Name|
|126014000||09/26/1995||4952||0||San Diego City Water Utilities Dept|
Abstract: At approximately 10:00 a.m. on April 28, 1995, Employee #1 entered a 4 1/2 ft deep sewer manhole containing an air release (AR) valve. The valve appeared loose, and while he inspected and scraped rust off a 3/4 in. pipe thread plug installed on the valve, the plug blew out. Sewer gas escaped from the plug hole. Employee #1 was overcome and tried to exit the manhole, but could only get halfway out. A coworker, who was providing traffic control, removed Employee #1 from the manhole, then contacted the company's communication dispatch center and requested emergency assistance. The fire department and paramedics arrived and treated Employee #1, then transported him to a nearby hospital. Employee #1 was treated and released at about 4:10 p.m. the same day.
|Employee #||Inspection Nr||Age||Sex||Degree||Nature of Injury||Occupation|
|1||126014000||Non Hospitalized injury||Other||Engineering technicians, n.e.c.|