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Accident: 170667026 - Employee Killed In Confined Space

Accident: 170667026 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 12/08/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11320687412/09/19918059Middletown Health Care Center, Inc.
At approximately 10:30 on December 8, 1991, Employee #1, 66 years old, entered a sewer manhole to open a blockage in the sewer line. After completing the function, the employee collapsed. He was pronounced dead at the scene by medical technicians. Proper confined space entry procedure was not followed, no personal protection was worn except for boots and a rain coat, and no rescue system was set up.
Keywords: confined space, ppe, work rules, elderly, manhole, overexposure
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 113206874 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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