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Accident: 200411049 - Two Employees Asphyxiated In Reactor

Accident: 200411049 -- Report ID: 0317300 -- Event Date: 11/05/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30594894511/07/20058999Matrix Service Industrial Contractors, Inc.
Employees #1 and #2, two boilermakers, were working on top of a reactor which was being overhauled. The reactor was inerted with nitrogen. The employees were removing a roll of tape which had been left in the reactor. It is presumed that Employee #1 either fell or climbed into the reactor and then Employee #2 climbed in to rescue Employee #1. Both employees were killed.
Keywords: lung, asphyxiated, reactor, confined space, inhalation, gas, nitrogen
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305948945 Fatality Asphyxia Boilermakers
2 305948945 Fatality Asphyxia Boilermakers

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