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Accident: 128609.015 - Two Employees Enters Chemical Tank And Are Killed From Gasol

Accident: 128609.015 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 08/12/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1488084.01508/13/2020Trinity Rail Maintenance And Services, Inc.
At 8:30 a.m. on August 12, 2020, two employees were performing chemical tank car cleaning in two separate tank cars at the cleaning rack. Employee #1 enters tan k car to perform chemical cleaning prior to completing an entry permit, ventilat ing the confined space, testing the atmosphere, and without a designated attenda nt. Employee #1 becomes incapacitated during the entry. Employee #2 arrives to p erform rescue, wearing a full face air purifying respirator and enters the confi ned space. Employee #2 also becomes incapacitated. Both employees were removed from the confined space and transported to a local hospital. Both employees died from asphyxiation from natural gasoline.
Keywords: asphyxiated, chemical exposure, confined space, gasoline, oxygen deficiency, tank cleaning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1488084.015 30 M Fatality
2 1488084.015 23 M Fatality

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