Accident Report Detail
Accident Summary Nr: 200901262 - Toxic Gases Overcome And Kill Employee
|Inspection Nr||Date Opened||SIC||NAICS||Establishment Name|
|303774632||08/07/2003||4789||488210||Mobile Railcar Cleaning, Llp|
Abstract: At approximately 9:00 a.m. on August 6, 2003, Employee #1 and a coworker were working on top of a rail car as instructed by the leadman. The employees were cleaning the exterior spillage of molten sulfur on the top, sides, and around the manhole and manhole nozzle with a jitterbug (chisel). Employee #1 entered the empty rail car without following confined space procedures. Employee #1 was wearing a negative pressure respirator when he started to enter the rail car. While going down the ladder, Employee #1 lost his footing on the ladder and the respirator came off when he fell inside of the rail car. Employee #1 was rescued from the rail car with assistance from the host company and later died.
|Employee #||Inspection Nr||Age||Sex||Degree||Nature of Injury||Occupation|
|1||303774632||Fatality||Asphyxia||Occupation not reported|