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Accident: 14306880 - Employee Dies In Manhole After Inhaling Hydrogen Sulfide

Accident: 14306880 -- Report ID: 0213900 -- Event Date: 09/06/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10023491309/08/19881623Agate Construction Company, Inc.
Employee #1 attempted to rescue a coworker who had been overcome by gas inhalation in a 10 ft deep sewer manhole. Employee #1 was also overcome, most likely by hydrogen sulfide. He died on the scene.
Keywords: sewer, confined space, hydrogen sulfide, work rules, toxic atmosphere, construction, inhalation, manhole
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100234913 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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