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Accident: 170731582 - Employee Asphyxiated To Death In Gasoline Delivery Manhole

Accident: 170731582 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 02/01/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12026647302/01/19951799Able Tank Company
On January 31, 1995, Employee #1 was working in a 36 in. diameter by 5 1/2 ft deep gasoline delivery manhole. His body was found at approximately 10:30 a.m., with death attributed to asphyxia and inhalation of gasoline vapors. The manhole is considered a confined space requiring a permit for entry. Employee #1 was not wearing any protective wear. After investigation, the employer was cited for serious violations of T8CCR 5157(c)(5)(b) 3, T8CCR 5157 (d)(6), and T8CCR 5157(g)(2). Citations were also issued for the general violation of T8CCR 1509(b) and T8CCR 5157 (c)(4).
Keywords: oxygen deficiency, asphyxiated, confined space, ppe, work rules, toxic atmosphere, construction, inhalation, toxic fumes, manhole
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120266473 Fatality Asphyxia Vehicle washers and equipment cleaners

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