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Accident: 202288940 - Employee Is Stuck In Air Return, Suffocates And Is Killed

Accident: 202288940 -- Report ID: 0950411 -- Event Date: 08/13/2008
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31252075208/13/20081711A.C.R.S., Llc
On August 13, 2008, Employee #1 was preparing to put a concrete plug in an underground concrete air return. The air return was 18-in. wide and 36-in. deep before it made a 90-degree turn, and then traveled several feet under length of house. The employee was working alone, and he entered the air return head first and got stuck. Employee #1 was unable to breath and died before being found by his boss several hours later.
Keywords: air receiver, suffocated, stuck
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 2 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 312520752 Fatality Asphyxia Construction laborers

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