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Accident: 200210805 - Employee Asphyxiated By Argon In Confined Space

Accident: 200210805 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 01/19/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30368266001/19/20011799Joint Venture Piping, Inc.
Employee #1 was tungsten-inert-gas welding in a confined space at a refinery and suffered Argon asphyxiation. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: asphyxiated, confined space, welder, refinery, argon
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Refinery Maintenance or repair $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 13 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303682660 Fatality Asphyxia Welders and cutters FallDist:
Cause: Temporary work (buildings, facilities)
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor

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