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Accident: 105566.015 - Employee Enters Oxygen Deficient Space And Is Killed

Accident: 105566.015 -- Report ID: 0453730 -- Event Date: 05/05/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1314415.01505/05/20182869138878 - Akzo Nobel Surface Chemistry Llc
On May 5, 2018, Employee #1 was retrieving a plastic liner bag from a chemical c ontainer that had fallen into Reactor CP-2; a confined space. The permitting pro cess, including air monitoring and setting up of ventilation, had not been condu cted. As Employee #1 descended a ladder to access the reactor, he passed out at the first rung and fell to the bottom of the reactor. A coworker, who witnessed Employee#1 enter the space, contacted the control room to notify them of the inc ident. Emergency services were contacted and, upon arrival, recovered Employee # 1 from the reactor. Employee #1 was determined dead. Air monitoring conducted by emergency services, following the incident, showed an oxygen concentration of e leven percent.
Keywords: chemical vapor, confined space, emergency response, fall, inhalation, ladder, oxygen deficiency, reactor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1314415.015 43 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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