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Accident: 120330.015 - Employee Dies After Welding In Tank

Accident: 120330.015 -- Report ID: 0317700 -- Event Date: 09/30/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1434795.01510/01/2019W. G. Yates & Sons Construction Company
At 04:30 p.m. on September 30, 2019, Employee #1 was welding, to install piping for HVAC and other equipment, within a tank located inside a manufacturing plant. Afterwards, Employee #1 was found unresponsive and hanging from his personal fall arrest system (PFAS) in the tank. Employee #1 died as a result of an unspecified cause but, an autopsy report is awaited by the employer.
Keywords: ppe, tank, welding cable, hvac, confined space, installing, inhalation, fall protection, unresponsive, welding electrode, welding, air conditioner, respirator, respiratory
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant New project or new addition   1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1434795.015 39 M Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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