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Accident: 118793.015 - Employee Dies From Asphyxiation

Accident: 118793.015 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 08/06/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1421923.01508/07/2019Graue Mill Condominiums
At 12:55 p.m. on August 6, 2019, Employee #1 was talking with a coworker about t he way the water flows from one underground lake to another in a storm sewer. Th e employee removed the man hole cover and looked in to see if he could determine the flow of the water. He could not see the direction of flow, so he entered th e manhole and descended the ladder. A few feet down the ladder he lost his balan ce, passed out from lack of oxygen, and fell to the bottom of the hole, where he died.
Keywords: asphyxiated, fall, lack of oxygen, ladder, lost balance, manhole, manhole cover, oxygen deficiency, sewer
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1421923.015 59 M Fatality Animal Contro Worker

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