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Accident: 200012359 - Employee Is Asphyxiated By Gas From Saw

Accident: 200012359 -- Report ID: 0729300 -- Event Date: 12/21/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30953407112/22/20051522Builders Bloc Construction
On December 21, 2005, Employee #1 was cutting concrete floor using a gas powered concrete saw. Employee #1 was discovered unresponsive in the basement of the building by a coworker. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Employee # helped one of his coworkers set a plastic barrier to prevent dust getting to the rest of basement. A witness stated that the plastic barrier was sealed with duct tape from inside of the barrier.
Keywords: asphyxiated, dust, barrier guard, gas, saw, concrete
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $500,000 to $1,000,000 2 30 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309534071 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Cutting concrete pavement
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor

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