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Accident: 171061443 - Employee Asphyxiated Inhaling Hydrocarbon Fumes

Accident: 171061443 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 09/17/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30441189509/17/20014213El Paso Field Services
Employee #1, a transport driver, was top-loading his tanker with petroleum crude oil using gravity feed lines. Employee #1 was at a central tank battery or blending plant, where the black-wax crude oil is heated and then blended with a natural gasoline condensate product or ingredient requested by the customer. Employee #1 was found face down, lying in the top well near the open hatch of the first tanker of the tandem tanker trailers. Employee #1 was asphyxiated.
Keywords: asphyxiated, crude oil, gasoline, truck driver
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304411895 Fatality Asphyxia Truck drivers, heavy

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