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Accident: 202344321 - One Employee Dies, Three Overcome By Toxic Gas

Accident: 202344321 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 02/19/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30749587902/20/20041799Emcon/Owt, Inc
Employees #1 through #4, a work crew, were cutting into a pipe system which contained landfill gas when they were overcome by toxic gas. Employee #1 received a heavier dose of the gas, was transported to the hospital, and later died. Employees #2 through #4 were hospitalized overnight for observation.
Keywords: lung, asphyxiated, toxic atmosphere, construction, inhalation, gas, landfill, pipe, cutting and burning
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Excavation, landfill Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307495879 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
2 307495879 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
3 307495879 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
4 307495879 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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