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Accident: 200372266 - Two Employees Die Of Hydrogen Sulfide Exposure

Accident: 200372266 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 07/18/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30026876007/18/20028734General Engineering Laboratories
Employees #1 and #2 were conducting a land survey to establish horizontal coordinates and elevations for a new sewer line. They entered a manhole leading to a 16 ft deep junction box, when they were overcome by sewer gas. Some workers at a nearby manufacturing facility became aware of a rotten egg odor and began to search for the source. One worker peered through the open manhole and saw Employees #1 and #2. They died of asphyxiation from the hydrogen sulfide fumes.
Keywords: sewer, asphyxiated, hydrogen sulfide, work rules, manhole
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300268760 Fatality Asphyxia Surveyors and mapping scientists
2 300268760 Fatality Asphyxia Surveyors and mapping scientists

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