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Accident: 126277.015 - Employee Collapses While Painting Inside Of Water Storage Ta

Accident: 126277.015 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 05/14/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1475309.01505/14/2020Pittsburg Tank & Tower Group
At 1:30 p.m. on May 14, 2000, an employee was painting the inside a 200,000 gall on potable water storage tank. At some point the employee collapsed and was resc ued from the space by two coworkers who provided CPR until emergency medical ser vices arrived. The employee died of Cardiomegaly which is an enlarged heart.
Keywords: confined space, cpr, heart, heart attack, painter, spray painting, water tank
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant Alteration or rehabilitation   1 24 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1475309.015 57 M Fatality Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
Cause: Interior painting and decorating

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