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Accident: 107089.015 - Employee Dies When Overcome By Hydrogen Sulfide And Methane

Accident: 107089.015 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 07/05/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1327997.01507/05/2018Rkm Utility Services, Inc.
At 2:25 p.m. on July 5, 2018, Employee #1 was installing a sewer line. The employee was overcome by the hydrogen sulfide and methane gas in the trench and died.
Keywords: trench, hydrogen sulfide, overexposure, methane, unconsciousness, sewer
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant Alteration or rehabilitation   0 0 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1327997.015 26 M Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) FallDist:
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FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor
2 1327997.015 31 M Fatality Poisoning(Systemic) Laborers, except construction FallDist:
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FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor
3 1327997.015 41 M Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) FallDist:
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FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor

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