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Accident: 117794.015 - Employee In Underground Vault Dies From Asphyxiation

Accident: 117794.015 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 07/08/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1414056.01507/09/2019Tyson Utilities Construction, Inc.
At 2:23 p.m. on July 8, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a utilities construction company, was working in an underground vault. He was checking a water main valve when he lost consciousness and collapsed. Employee #1 died from asphyxiation due to lack of oxygen within the vault.
Keywords: oxygen, water pipe, construction, valve, oxygen deficiency, pipeline, unconsciousness, asphyxiated
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline Other   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1414056.015 61 M Fatality Asphyxia Construction laborers

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