Inspection: 111135091 - City Of High Point - East Side Treatment Plant
Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh
City Of High Point - East Side Treatment Plant
5895 Riverdale Dr.
High Point, NC 27282
P. O. Box 230, High Point, NC 27261
Union Status: NonUnion
Inspection Type: Accident
Advanced Notice: N
Close Conference: 03/18/1992
Case Closed: 04/02/1992
Employee #1 was working above the 14 ft 4 in. waste scum pit filled with 12 ft of foam/waste mixture. Employee #1 removed the existing grating section, which measured 32 in. by 48 in., to install a water hose for defoaming. Employee #1 fell into the opening while either trying to replace the grating section or stepping onto an improperly seated grating. Employee #1 died of asphyxia as a result of drowning.
Keywords:asphyxiated, installing, work rules, grating, pit, fall, fall protection, drown