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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 tank 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 learned that the employee was also submerged in septic water from his head and just past the shoulders. Findings indicate the employee died due to asphyxiation and/or suffocation.
Keywords: access/egress, caught in, asphyxiated, fall, drowning, toxic waste
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1276385.015 57 M Fatality Asphyxia Plumbers, Pipefitters, & Steamfitters

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