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Accident: 170564652 - Employee Dies Of Asphyxia In Tank Rich In Carbon Dioxide

Accident: 170564652 -- Report ID: 0552700 -- Event Date: 02/19/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30208624402/19/19982835Minntech Corporation
Employee #1 entered a 5,000 gallon tank where the regular air had been displaced by carbon dioxide. He died of asphyxia.
Keywords: asphyxiated, vapor, work rules, inhalation, gas, air contamination, carbon dioxide, tank, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302086244 Fatality Asphyxia Machinery maintenance occupations

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