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Accident: 200271567 - Two Employees Killed When Exposed To Hydrogen Sulfide Gas

Accident: 200271567 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 05/19/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30857223905/22/20061781Lynnea Dowell Dba Shadow Manufacturing
On May 19, 2006, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were working at a private residence. Employees #1 and #2 were irrigating a well to determine why the well was not producing the required amount of pressure to irrigate the homeowner's yard. While they were working, Employee #2 walked up to a 8-ft by 8-ft concrete pit, where the well was located, and noticed Employee #1 lying face down in the standing water at the bottom of the pit. Employee #2 ran to his truck to retrieve a cell phone, threw his phone to a coworker standing nearby, and asked him to call emergency personnel. Meanwhile, Employee #2 climbed down a ladder to enter the pit to assist Employee #1. As soon as Employee #2 head was level with the ground he was also overcome and fell on top of Employee #1 in the bottom of the pit. Employee #1 and Employee #2 were killed by exposure to by hydrogen sulfide gas.
Keywords: asphyxiated, installing, hydrogen sulfide, construction, pit, concrete
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308572239 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor
2 308572239 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor

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