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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 111135091 - City Of High Point - East Side Treatment Plant

Inspection Information - Office: Nc Raleigh


Inspection Nr: 111135091
Report ID: 0453710
Date Opened: 03/16/1992

Site Address:
City Of High Point - East Side Treatment Plant
5895 Riverdale Dr.
High Point, NC 27282

Mailing Address:
P. O. Box 230, High Point, NC 27261

Union Status: NonUnion



Inspection Type: Accident

Scope: Partial

Advanced Notice: N

Ownership: LocalGovt

Safety/Health: Safety

Close Conference: 03/18/1992


Case Closed: 04/02/1992

Related Activity
Type Activity Nr Safety Health
Accident 360490262

Investigation Summary

Investigation Nr: 170063317
Event: 03/13/1992
Employee Drowns In Waste Scum Pit

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

Investigated Inspection
# Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111135091 Fatality Asphyxia Biological technicians
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