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Accident: 106437.015 - Employee Enters Oxygen Deficient Manhole And Is Asphyxiated

Accident: 106437.015 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 06/01/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1320667.01506/01/2018Southwest Utility Systems Inc.
At 12:20 p.m. on June 1, 2018, an employee was testing a sewer pipe line for leaks. During testing, the employee entered an oxygen deficient manhole and was asphyxiated.
Keywords: oxygen deficiency, confined space, manhole, sewer
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1320667.015 53 M Fatality Asphyxia Pipelayer FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor

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