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Accident: 14234298 - Employee Asphyxiated And Killed While Wedged In Waste Sump

Accident: 14234298 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 10/06/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10750458110/10/19901321Warren Petroleum A Division Of Chevron U.S.A., Inc
Sometime between 4:00 and 4:30 p.m. on October 6, 1990, Employee #1, who was working alone, attempted to locate a fluid adjustment control to a Binks model 2001 paint gun and wedged himself in an 11 in. by 15 in. opening to a 36 in. diameter, 46 in. deep dehydration (gas) waste sump. Apparently, the employee thought the fluid control had inadvertently fallen into the sump during cleaning. He became wedged in that 11 in. by 15 in. opening and died from asphyxiation.
Keywords: asphyxiated, confined space, sump tank, stuck, work rules, gas well drilling, unguarded
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107504581 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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