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Accident: 595850 - Employee Dies Of Asphyxiation In Chemical Tank

Accident: 595850 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 05/11/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10621702905/12/19937699Mit Tank Wash, Inc.
At approximately 6:30 p.m. on May 11, 1993, Employee #1 was inside a tank cleaning it with xylene. The tank had Pluradyne in it. Employee #1 had on the wrong respirator and was not wearing a safety harness retrieval system. Additionally, the attendant was not at the top of the tank. Employee #1 died in the tank.
Keywords: asphyxiated, lifeline, confined space, ppe, work rules, xylene, cleaning, overexposure, tank, respirator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106217029 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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