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Accident: 14566152 - Employee Fell Into Degreasing Tank; Asphyxiated By Fumes

Accident: 14566152 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 08/06/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
255100008/07/19863821Sperry Corporation, Aerospace & Marine Group
EMPLOYEE #1 APPARENTLY DIED OF ASPHYXIATION AFTER FALLING INTO A 4 FOOT HIGH DEGREASING TANK USED TO CLEAN ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT BOARDS. SHE HAD DROPPED SOME CIRCUIT BOARDS TO THE BOTTOM OF THE TANK AND WAS PROBABLY TRYING TO RETRIEVE THEM.
Keywords: degreaser tank, asphyxiated, work rules, fall, fall protection, toxic fumes, lost balance
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2551000 Fatality Asphyxia Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers

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