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Accident: 201771706 - Employee Dies From Asphyxiation

Accident: 201771706 -- Report ID: 0213900 -- Event Date: 05/22/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30339654305/23/20022911Bently Nevada, Llc.
On May 22, 2002, Employee #1, a machinery maintenance man, entered a shed that was being purged of nitrogen gas. The shed consisted of metal instrumentation and measured approximately 8-feet long by 8-feet wide by 10-feet tall. A short time later, Employee #1 was discovered unconscious, lying on the shed floor. He was pronounced dead due to asphyxiation.
Keywords: maintenance, unconsciousness, asphyxiated, work rules, toxic atmosphere, inhalation, gas, nitrogen, overexposure, refinery
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303396543 Fatality Asphyxia Machinery maintenance occupations

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