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Accident: 100382.015 - Employee Is Overcome While Repairing Gas Leak And Suffers As

Accident: 100382.015 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 10/18/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1271710.01510/20/2017Southern California Gas Company
At 12:30 p.m. on October 18, 2017, an employee was working with two coworkers at a natural gas pipeline leak. The employee was using a shovel, encapsulant, a redwood plug, a Henderson clamp, and an Adams clamp to repair the leak. The employee's coworkers noticed that he was being overcome by the leaking gas and they pulled him from the trench, performed CPR and was attended to by paramedics . The employee was taken to St. Francis Medical Center for treatment and was released at 8:00 p.m. that evening. The employee was overcome by the gas leak and asphyxiated.
Keywords: toxic atmosphere, gas leak, trench, asphyxiated, vapor
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline Maintenance or repair  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1271710.015 20 M Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices FallDist:
FatCause: Lifting operations

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