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Accident: 122870.015 - Two Employees Are Killed By Chemical Exposure Asphyxiation,

Accident: 122870.015 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 12/28/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1453365.01512/28/2019Alpha Technical Services Corporation, Lc
At 12:45 a.m. on December 28, ,2019, Employee #1 entered a tanker truck that last held Vinyl Acetate Polymer Residue, a hazardous waste material, and became unresponsive while in the tanker. Employee #2 and Employee #3 entered the tank to rescue Employee #1 and also became unresponsive. Employee #4 entered the tank and was able to rescue Employee #2 but exhibited symptoms of chemical exposure. Emergency Services responded and pronounced Employee #1 and Employee #3 dead due to asphyxiation. Five other employees that were involved in rescue attempts were hospitalized due to chemical exposure symptoms.
Keywords: respirator, unresponsive, confined space, chemical exposure, respiratory, asphyxiated, tank truck, tank cleaning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1453365.015 44 M Fatality Asphyxia Technicians, n.e.c.
2 1453365.015 29 M Fatality Asphyxia Technicians, n.e.c.
3 1453365.015 29 M Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Technicians, n.e.c.
4 1453365.015 29 M Fatality Asphyxia Technicians, n.e.c.
5 1453365.015 38 M Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Technicians, n.e.c.
6 1453365.015 40 M Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Technicians, n.e.c.
7 1453365.015 29 M Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Technicians, n.e.c.
8 1453365.015 46 M Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Technicians, n.e.c.

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