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Accident Summary Nr: 201401049 - Employee Killed In Manhole Explosion

Accident Summary Nr: 201401049 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 08/12/1997
Inspection NrDate OpenedSICNAICSEstablishment Name
12487787908/13/199717310Post Electric Co

Abstract: Employee #1 was killed in an explosion and fire in a utility manhole.

Keywords: vapor, flammable vapors, fire, construction, explosion, manhole
Accident Details
End Use Project Type Project Cost Stories Non-building Height Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant Alteration or rehabilitation $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 X

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Nr Age Sex Degree Nature of Injury Occupation Construction
1 124877879 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Construction laborers Distance of Fall: feet
Worker Height Above Ground/Floor: feet
Cause: Exterior masonry
Fatality Cause: Fire/explosion

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