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Accident: 101665.015 - Employee Collapses In Oxygen Deprived Tanker Car And Is Kill

Accident: 101665.015 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 12/15/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1284443.01512/15/2017Union Tank Car Company
At 9:00 a.m. on December 15, 2017, an employee was cleaning the excess oil from the bottom of a tanker rail car following a previous application of oil to prevent corrosion. The employee collapsed due to a 98% atmosphere of nitrogen being present inside the tank car. The employee was killed due to asphyxiation.
Keywords: railroad tank car, tank cleaning, nitrogen, asphyxiated
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1284443.015 53 M Fatality Asphyxia

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