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Accident: 14480552 - Employee Dies Of Asphyxia In Tank During Welding Operation

Accident: 14480552 -- Report ID: 0214200 -- Event Date: 01/15/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
106723001/15/19853443Titanium Industries
Employee #1 was inside the end cap of a titanium vessel, performing argon gas shielding (job #21773) for MIG welding being done outside the tank. He was found unconscious inside the tank by his supervisor, who went looking for him when he did not respond to his name being called. Employee #1 was killed. The end cap of the tank is considered a confined space.
Keywords: oxygen deficiency, unconsciousness, confined space, ppe, work rules, inhalation, welding, gas, tank, argon
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1067230 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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