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Accident: 14382345 - Confined Space Entry-Oxygen Deficient Atmosphere

Accident: 14382345 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 08/09/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10008820208/12/19852023Carnation Company
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS CLEANING THE INTERIOR SURFACE OF A 8 FOOT BY 20 FOOT 68,000 POUND CAPACITY CORN OIL STORAGE TANK, WHICH PREVIOUSLY HAD CONTAINED CORN OIL COVERED BY A BLANKET OF NITROGEN GAS. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS WORKING ALONE. HE WAS FOUND INSIDE THE TANK, UNCONSCIOUS, LYING FACE DOWN, BY A COWORKER.
Keywords: asphyxiated, confined space, nitrogen, corn oil, tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100088202 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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