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Accident: 14508865 - Two Employees Die Of Asphyxia In Fire Extinguisher Discharge

Accident: 14508865 -- Report ID: 0316300 -- Event Date: 03/03/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1770496603/09/19939621U.S. Coast Guard Marine Safety Office Hampton Road
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1770467703/04/19933731Hiller Systems Inc.
Employees #1 and #2 were working in the engine room of the vessel "Cape Diamond." while the low pressure carbon dioxide fire extinguishing system was being tested. When the system discharged and flooded the engine room, carbon dioxide displaced the oxygen in the room and Employees #1 and #2 died of asphyxia.
Keywords: oxygen deficiency, asphyxiated, ship, carbon dioxide, accidental discharge
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17704966 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported
2 17704966 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported
3 17704677 Occupation Not Listed

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