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Accident: 200741650 - Employee Dies After Being Asphyxiated In Storm Drain Manhole

Accident: 200741650 -- Report ID: 0213100 -- Event Date: 07/14/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30753439607/14/20041629Joy Developers Inc.

On July 14, 2004, Employee #1 entered a 12-foot deep concrete storm drain manhole to retrieve a plastic bucket that was obstructing an outflow pipe. The employee lost consciousness moments after entry. Further investigation revealed that no confined space entry procedures were utilized and the area contained less than 13.7 percent oxygen. Employee #1 died on August 14, 2004.

Keywords: oxygen deficiency, unconsciousness, asphyxiated, confined space, work rules, manhole
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant Maintenance or repair $500,000 to $1,000,000 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307534396 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor

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