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Accident: 200359412 - Employee Is Killed In Manhole From Suffocation

Accident: 200359412 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 06/07/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31544638506/09/20111623Triangle Grading & Paving, Inc.
On June 7, 2011, Employee # 1 was trapped in a manhole, while working to open a valve or remove equipment. Employee # 1 died as a result of oxygen deprivation. The Durham Fire Department responded to the scene and removed the body.
Keywords: oxygen deficiency, manhole
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Highway, road, street New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 315446385 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor
2 315446385 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Trenching, installing pipe
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor

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