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Accident: 201401049 - Employee Killed In Manhole Explosion

Accident: 201401049 -- Report ID: 0552651 -- Event Date: 08/12/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12487787908/13/19971731Post Electric Co
Employee #1 was killed in an explosion and fire in a utility manhole.
Keywords: vapor, flammable vapors, fire, construction, explosion, manhole
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant Alteration or rehabilitation $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 124877879 Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Fire/explosion

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