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Accident: 200840916 - Employee Dies From Asphyxiation

Accident: 200840916 -- Report ID: 0524530 -- Event Date: 07/07/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30381854607/07/20039999Onyx Environmental
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30381932007/07/20031799J.F. Painting Co.
Employee #1 was using an air line respirator that was connected to a hard pipe nitrogen system. An airline coupler was provided that would have permitted him to connect to the company's breathing air system; however, the coupler was not installed in the employee's breathing airline system. He died from asphyxia.
Keywords: air line respirator, asphyxiated, work rules, compressed air, inhalation, painter, gas
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 4 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 303818546 Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause:
FatCause:
2 303819320 Fatality Asphyxia Painters, construction and maintenance FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior painting
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor

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