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Accident: 33776.015 - Employee Is Overcome By Chemical Fumes And Is Killed

Accident: 33776.015 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 11/06/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
726281.01511/07/2012Apac-Southeast, Inc.
At 8:15 a.m. on November 6, 2012, an employee climbed a vertical ladder that was approximately 30 feet high to the top of a 20,000 gallon asphalt processing tank and was later found unresponsive on the upper working surface by a coworker. The medical examiner determined the cause of death to be related to fatal levels of hydrogen sulfide.
Keywords: toxic atmosphere, chemical, hydrogen sulfide, asphyxiated
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 726281.015 55 M Fatality Burn/Scald(Heat) Machine operators, not specified

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