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Accident: 110257.015 - Employee Loses Consciousness, Falls In Water Filled Pit, And

Accident: 110257.015 -- Report ID: 0855610 -- Event Date: 06/05/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1322243.01506/05/2018Burnett Enterprises Inc.
At 9:50 a.m. on June 5, 2018, Employee #1 was in an 8 foot by 8 foot pit that wa s approximately 10 feet deep, cleaning out built up sediment using a brush and 5 gallon bucket. Employee #1 was being helped by Employee #2, whom was dumping th e waste outside of the building that the pit was in. Employee #1 finished clean ing out the sediment and brush, got Employee #3 to open up the water gate to all ow the pit to fill with water, but then Employee #1 reentered the pit to attach a chain to the submersible pump that helps to raise and lower the pump. Employe e #1 lost consciousness due to a hostile air environment, fell into the water, a nd drowned.
Keywords: cleaning, confined space, drowning, fall, toxic atmosphere, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1322243.015 51 M Fatality Farm workers

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