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Accident: 201261211 - Employee Drowns In Diving Accident; Coworker Injured

Accident: 201261211 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 05/23/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30522841305/23/20021731Pam Miller Dba P. M. Lighting, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30522839705/23/20020781Pam Miller Dba P. M. Lighting, Inc.
At approximately 11:35 a.m. on May 23, 2002, Employees #1 and #2 were diving in a lake to free an electrical cable that was stuck on the lake bottom. When Employee #2 did not see air bubbles from Employee #1, he retrieved Employee #1 from the lake bottom. Employee #1 drowned, with cardiomyopathy a contributing factor. Apparently Employee #1 had not turned on his air tank's regulator. Employee #2 was injured.
Keywords: regulator valve, electric cable, diving, drown, diver
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other heavy construction Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305228413 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
2 305228397 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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