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Accident: 202517942 - Worker Drowns In Fish Diverter

Accident: 202517942 -- Report ID: 0950624 -- Event Date: 10/16/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12584314410/17/20084971Woodbridge Irrigation District

On October 16, 2008, a worker entered a fish diverter where the water was approximately seven to eight ft deep. He went into the diverter to retrieve a flow meter that was accidently dropped into it. The worker dove into the water and within several seconds emerged in a disorientated state. The worker did not respond to his supervisor's verbal orders. The worker then sank into the water and did not emerge again. His body was retrieved by a coworker approximately 15 minutes later. CPR was unsuccessful as the worker had drowned.

Keywords: asphyxiated, cpr, suffocated, drown, irrigation equipment, water

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125843144 Fatality Other Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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