Accident Report Detail
Accident: 170662464 - Two Employees Killed When Overcome By Natural Gas
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|300531522||05/31/1996||4923||Columbia Gas Of Ohio, Inc.|
Employees #1 and #2, of Columbia Gas, were dispatched to a residential site because, while the house was being checked for a sale, a plumber had discovered a leaking curb valve. Employees #1 and #2 were digging an area around the curb valve when the plumber left the site for 23 minutes. Upon his return, he heard a hissing sound. He checked the area where the two employees had been working and found that both had their faces down in the hole; one was bent over in the hole and the other was lying on his stomach, with his head hanging into the hole. Employees #1 and #2 were dead. They had been changing the curb valve without first turning off the gas.
|1||300531522||Fatality||Asphyxia||Occupation not reported|
|2||300531522||Fatality||Asphyxia||Occupation not reported|