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Accident: 201310331 - Two Employees Killed When Exposed To Hydrogen Sulfide

Accident: 201310331 -- Report ID: 0213400 -- Event Date: 01/23/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11414038701/23/19965171Island Transportation Corp.
On January 23, 1996, Employee #1 entered an asphalt tanker after observing water at the bottom of the tanker. He entered without a respirator to remove the water with a bucket and sponge. Shortly afterwards, he felt weak, shouted for help, and went motionless. After being informed of the situation, Employee #2 entered the tanker in order to rescue Employee #1. He entered the tanker without a respirator. Employee #1 and Employee #2 were exposed to very high concentrations hydrogen sulfide inside the asphalt tanker and were killed.
Keywords: tank truck, asphyxiated, hydrogen sulfide, asphalt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 114140387 Fatality Asphyxia Bus, truck and stationary engine mechanics
2 114140387 Fatality Asphyxia Bus, truck and stationary engine mechanics

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