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Accident: 100621.015 - Employee Was Found Deceased Inside A Septic Tank

Accident: 100621.015 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 11/08/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1276385.01511/09/2017Superior Drainage Contractors, Inc.
At 12:30 p.m. on November 8, 2017, an employee was reaching down into a septic t ank approximately 3 to 4 feet to grab an alarm unit in order to replace it. The employee fell into the septic tank, head first. Once extricated, it was learne d that the employee was also submerged in septic water from his head and just pa st the shoulders. Findings indicate the employee died due to asphyxiation and/o r suffocation.
Keywords: access/egress, asphyxiated, caught in, drowning, fall, toxic waste
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1276385.015 57 M Fatality Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters

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