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Accident: 201761558 - Employee Unconsciousness In Manhole And Falls

Accident: 201761558 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 01/25/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30450653801/28/20021623J & D Construction
On January 25, 2002, Employee #1 entered a manhole where a water pump was running to remove the nozzle on a hose that had become stuck in mud. As he was climbing a 32-foot extension ladder to exit the hole, he was overcome by carbon monoxide and fell off the ladder. Employee #1 was rescued from the hole and transported to a nearby hospital, where he later died.
Keywords: unconsciousness, extension ladder, confined space, ladder, fall, manhole, pump, carbon monoxide, water
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304506538 Fatality Asphyxia Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Installing culverts and incidental drainage
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor

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