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Accident: 117257.015 - Employee Inhales Nitrogen And Is Asphyxiated

Accident: 117257.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 06/15/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1409473.01506/18/2019Terry And Sons, Inc.
At 8:30 a.m. on June 15, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a painting contractor, was setting up equipment to abrasive blast electrode holders. He connected the abrasive blasting hood to a line that was supplying nitrogen rather than one supplying compressed air. Employee #1 inhaled nitrogen instead of breathable air and was asphyxiated.
Keywords: asphyxiated, air line, gas, inhalation, nitrogen, material handling, construction, abrasive blasting
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1409473.015 29 M Fatality Asphyxia Painters, construction and maintenance

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