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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 201760444 - Welder Killed In Large Pipe

Accident: 201760444 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 10/17/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12226303110/18/19953443Phoenix Division Of Kodiac Industries, Inc.
Employee #1 had performed welding inside a twenty-four-inch pipe which had been blocked and purged with argon as a shielding gas. Employee #1 entered the pipe to remove the purge block and was overcome by the Argon. Employee #1 was killed.
Keywords: asphyxiated, welder, welding, pipe, purging, argon
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 122263031 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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