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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201580081 - Employee Drowns

Accident: 201580081 -- Report ID: 1032300 -- Event Date: 08/24/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30118449508/27/19984971Bureau Of Indian Affair/Wapato Irrigation Project

Employee #1 was removing water checks, which are boards used to meter the water in irrigation ditches, when he fell into the water. Employee #1 was pulled by the current through the drainage culvert. Employee #1 was found approximately 75 yards from the water gate face down in the water. Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the scene from fresh water drowning.

Keywords: asphyxiated, agriculture, drown, irrigation equipment

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 301184495 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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