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Accident: 106630.015 - Employee In Pump Pit Is Overwhelmed By Diesel Fuel Vapors

Accident: 106630.015 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 04/10/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1308783.01504/10/2018Mallick Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
At 11:15 a.m. on April 10, 2018, Employee #1, a master plumber, and a coworker w ho was Employee #1's apprentice, both employed by a plumbing company, were insta lling a new dewatering pump unit in a pit. Between 7:30 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., Employee #1 entered the pit three times, each time wearing fall protection and p ersonal protective equipment. His coworker was stationed at the pit's entrance. During his third stint working in the pit, after 30 to 40 minutes, Employee #1 was overwhelmed by vapors. His coworker used Employee #1's attached lifeline t o rescue him. Both employees later reported that they had been smelling diesel fuel all morning. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, admitted, and tr eated for his exposure.
Keywords: construction, fall protection, gasoline, ppe, pit, plumbing, poisoning, pump, unconsciousness, vapor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1308783.015 23 M Non Hospitalized injury Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices

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