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Accident: 14240410 - Employee Killed Due To Lack Of Oxygen

Accident: 14240410 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 10/28/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
73283410/30/19891741Hi-Tech Refractory Service, Inc.
Employee #1 was doing a welding repair to the dip leg inside a cyclone. Employee #1 died from asphyxiation caused by lack of oxygen resulting from excess argon build-up in this confined space. Argon gas is used as a purge during arc-welding operation.
Keywords: oxygen deficiency, asphyxiated, welding, arc welding, argon
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 732834 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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