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Accident: 200831469 - Hydrogen Sulfide Overexposure Kills Three Workers

Accident: 200831469 -- Report ID: 0215600 -- Event Date: 06/29/2009
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30763762906/29/20097699S. Dahan Piping And Heating Corp
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30763764506/29/20095093Regal Recycling Co., Inc.
On June 29, 2009, Employee #1, who worked for S. Dahan Piping and Heating Corp., entered a dry well (confined space) through a 3-ft-diameter opening. As he descended an 18-ft ladder, he was overcome by hydrogen sulfide. Employee #2, who worked for the same company, attempted to rescue Employee #1, and he too was overcome by the toxic gas. Employee #3, employed by Regal Recycling Co., Inc., also entered the confined space to attempt rescue of the first two workers, and was also asphyxiated. All three workers died at the scene.
Keywords: respiratory, toxic atmosphere, inhalation, air contamination, overexposure, respirator, ventilation, confined space, hydrogen sulfide, gas
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307637629 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported
2 307637629 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported
3 307637645 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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