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Accident: 109009.015 - Two Employees Experience Oxygen Deficient Atmosphere In Conf

Accident: 109009.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 08/31/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1345345.01509/10/2018Seals Construction, Inc.
At 3:00 a.m. on August 31, 2018, Employee #1 entered a new construction manhole to apply mortar seal around a pipe entering and exiting the bottom of the manhol e. Employee #1 became unconscious due to low oxygen levels in the confined space . Employee #2 saw Employee #1 laying at the bottom of the manhole and entered to rescue Employee #1 and also became unconscious due to low oxygen levels in the space. Both employees were rescued and taken by ambulance to the hospital and ad mitted due to exposure to an oxygen deficient atmosphere.
Keywords: confined space, manhole, oxygen, oxygen deficiency, seal, unconsciousness
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Other   0 0
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1345345.015 31 M Hospitalized injury Pipelayer FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause:
2 1345345.015 43 M Hospitalized injury Pipelayer FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause:

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