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Accident: 14360911 - Employees Are Overcome By Fumes In Manhole

Accident: 14360911 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 01/26/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10872011101/26/19945093Midwest Metallics, L.P.
Employees #1 and #2 entered a manhole to attempt repairs and died. Employee #3 attempted to rescue Employee #2 and was overcome by the hydrogen sulfide fumes. Employee #4 was overcome by fumes while attempting to rescue Employee #3. Employee #5 was overcome by fumes while attempting to rescue Employee #4. Employees #4 and #5 exited the manhole. The local fire department rescued Employee #3. Employee #6 became ill while outside the manhole.
Keywords: repair, confined space, ppe, hydrogen sulfide, venting, work rules, toxic fumes, manhole, overexposure, respirator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108720111 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
2 108720111 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
3 108720111 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported
4 108720111 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
5 108720111 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported
6 108720111 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported

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