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Accident: 14267694 - Employees Suffer Smoke Inhalation In Shaft Fire

Accident: 14267694 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 06/15/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10913437906/15/19941622S.A. Healy/Modern Continental
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10913438706/15/19941731K.C. Electric Company, Incorporated
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10913437906/15/19941622S.A. Healy/Modern Continental
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10913438706/15/19941731K.C. Electric Company, Incorporated
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10913437906/15/19941622S.A. Healy/Modern Continental
The tunnel connecting Deer Island, Boston, MA, to Nut Island, Quincy, MA, is 4 1/2 miles long. The work site was at the Deer Island shaft, a 350 ft deep by 14 ft in diameter shaft tunnel. TBM is at 17,000 feet. A fire started in the vertical conveyor, forcing all workers to leave both shaft areas and head to the exit by way of a vent shaft on Long Island, Boston. A total of 42 workers were rescued by crane and man cage from the 290 foot deep vent shaft. This took about 2 1/2 hours because the man cage could only hold two workers per trip. Employees #1 through #25 were sent to the hospital for smoke inhalation. They were all treated and released.
Keywords: tunnel, fire, construction, conveyor, smoke inhalation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109134379 Hospitalized injury Other Construction trades, n.e.c.
2 109134379 Hospitalized injury Other Construction trades, n.e.c.
3 109134379 Hospitalized injury Other Construction trades, n.e.c.
4 109134379 Hospitalized injury Other Supervisors, n.e.c.
5 109134379 Hospitalized injury Other Construction trades, n.e.c.
6 109134379 Hospitalized injury Other Construction trades, n.e.c.
7 109134387 Hospitalized injury Other Electricians
8 109134379 Hospitalized injury Other Construction trades, n.e.c.
9 109134379 Hospitalized injury Other Construction trades, n.e.c.
10 109134379 Hospitalized injury Other Construction trades, n.e.c.
11 109134379 Hospitalized injury Other Construction trades, n.e.c.
12 109134387 Hospitalized injury Other Electricians
13 109134379 Hospitalized injury Other Supervisors; electricians & power transm. install.
14 109134379 Hospitalized injury Other Construction trades, n.e.c.
15 109134379 Hospitalized injury Other Construction trades, n.e.c.
16 109134379 Hospitalized injury Other Construction trades, n.e.c.
17 109134379 Hospitalized injury Other Construction trades, n.e.c.
18 109134379 Hospitalized injury Other Construction trades, n.e.c.
19 109134379 Hospitalized injury Other Construction trades, n.e.c.
20 109134379 Hospitalized injury Other Construction trades, n.e.c.
21 109134379 Hospitalized injury Other Construction trades, n.e.c.
22 109134379 Hospitalized injury Other Construction trades, n.e.c.
23 109134379 Hospitalized injury Other Construction trades, n.e.c.
24 109134379 Hospitalized injury Other Construction trades, n.e.c.
25 109134379 Hospitalized injury Other Construction trades, n.e.c.

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