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Accident: 116935.015 - Employee Falls Into Aerated Waste Water Pit And Drowns

Accident: 116935.015 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 06/03/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1405408.01506/03/2019Mayor And City Council Of Baltimore
At 6:30 p.m. on June 2, 2019, Employee #1 entered the Grit Building on the East end where she was supervising two employees who were working overtime inside of the building. The Supervisor had left the building earlier and the two employee s were not aware that she had returned to the building. The two employees were u sing a 10 Ton overhead crane to remove grit from a tank and place it into a dump truck. Employee #1 stepped onto two 3 feet by 4 feet elevated metal grates whil e walking to where the employees she supervised were working. The grates gave w ay causing both the grates and the employee to fall into an area where waste wat er is directed before going through a 96 inch pipe into the Screen Building. Th e employee fell into the wastewater pit and drowned.
Keywords: drowning, pit, sewer
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1405408.015 50 F Fatality Supervisors, n.e.c.

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