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Accident: 202064010 - Employee Overcome By Carbon Monoxide And Drowns

Accident: 202064010 -- Report ID: 0420100 -- Event Date: 05/08/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10696485105/16/19963731Castings, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10696484405/16/19963731Wm. C. Ellis & Sons Iron Works,
Employee #1 was assigned to remove approximately 12 in. of water from the bow compartment of a barge. The pump that was normally used from the deck level was out of service; instead, he was told to use a smaller gasoline-powered pump, which had to be placed inside the bow area. Employee #1, who remained in the compartment during the operation, became unconscious from exposure to carbon monoxide. He then fell into the water and drowned. The accident occurred at a barge holding area with maintenance and repair activities.
Keywords: barge, ventilation, work rules, inhalation, air contamination, exhaust fumes, fall, drown, poisoning, carbon monoxide
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106964851 Fatality Asphyxia Helpers, mechanics and repairers
2 106964844 Occupation Not Listed

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