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Accident: 200625614 - Employee Is Asphyxiated By Heptane

Accident: 200625614 -- Report ID: 0454722 -- Event Date: 02/02/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31412524602/02/20107699D & D Consulting And Construction Llc
At approximately 3:10 p.m. on February 2, 2010, Employee #1, of D & D Consulting and Construction LLC, entered a tank which previously contained heptane. He was later discovered unconscious. Emergency Management Services conducted air monitoring, which indicated that Employee #1 was exposed to heptane in an oxygen deficient atmosphere and in excess of IDLH. Employee #1 died from asphyxiation.
Keywords: oxygen deficiency, unconsciousness, asphyxiated, vapor, air monitoring, toxic atmosphere, air contamination, heptane, toxic fumes
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 314125246 Fatality Asphyxia Laborers, except construction

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