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Accident: 200170058 - Employee Fell Through A Corroded Roof Into A Tank

Accident: 200170058 -- Report ID: 0257260 -- Event Date: 08/30/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name

An employee was taking measurements of Bunker C fuel oil in a tank. He was going to access the tank through a hatch located on its roof. When the employee stepped on the roof, a section of it collapsed because of corrosion. The employee fell inside the combustible tank and died of asphyxiation.

Keywords: asphyxiated, roof, inadequate maint, fuel oil, corrosion, combustible liquid, fall, tank

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126958594 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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