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Accident: 128141.015 - Four Employees Are Exposed To Hydrogen Sulfide Gas; One Empl

Accident: 128141.015 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 07/24/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1485796.01507/27/2020Bbg Services
At 4:41 p.m. on July 24, 2020, Employees #1 and #2 set a 32 foot ladder into an eight and a half foot manhole that was connected to the main city sewer line sta tion. Employee #1 entered the manhole and was immediately overcome by hydrogen s ulfide gas, Employee #2 entered and was also overcome by the gas. Employees #3 a nd #4 entered to rescue the employees and were able to rescue them from the manh ole. Employee #1 was killed by the hydrogen sulfide exposure, Employee #2 later died at the hospital and Employees #3 and 4 were treated and released.
Keywords: confined space, gas, hydrogen sulfide, ladder, manhole, overcome by gas, overexposure, oxygen deficiency, sewer
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline Other   0 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1485796.015 40 M Fatality Occupation Not Listed FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Pouring concrete floor at grade
FatCause:
2 1485796.015 50 M Fatality Helpers, construction trades FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Pouring concrete floor at grade
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