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Accident: 14345425 - Employee Overcome By Hydrogen Sulfide Gas Falls 12 Ft

Accident: 14345425 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 10/02/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10638782210/02/19912874Royster Company
At about 4:15 p.m. on October 1, 1991, a two-man crew was preparing to pump out molten sulfur from a railroad tank car at a phosphate fertilizer manufacturing plant. Employee #1 was on top of the railcar opening the dome to release the hydrogen sulfide gas before the steam lines were connected to reheat the sulfur so it could be pumped out. The employee was not wearing the air respirator the company provided. He loosened three of the six hinged bolts that sealed the dome lid and was overcome by the hydrogen sulfide gas. He stopped breathing and fell 12 ft from the top of the railcar. He suffered only minor injuries from the fall.
Keywords: hydrogen sulfide, railroad tank car, work rules, inhalation, gas, respirator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106387822 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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