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Accident: 201331253 - Two Employees Are Exposed To Methane Gas, One Later Dies

Accident: 201331253 -- Report ID: 0213600 -- Event Date: 11/09/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31500413511/10/20100241Schwab Dairy Farm Llc
On November 9, 2010, Employee #1 and Employee #2, of Schwab Dairy Farm LLC, entered a tanker truck (used to haul manure) to clean it. Employee #2 was overcome by methane gas. Employee #1 entered the tanker truck in an attempt to rescue Employee #2. Employee #2 was revived and survived; however, Employee #1 succumbed to the methane gas and died of asphyxiation.
Keywords: oxygen, oxygen deficiency, asphyxiated, idlh, cleaning, natural gas, truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315004135 Fatality Amputation Farmers, except horticultural

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