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Accident: 606269 - Employee Died In Oxygen-Deficient Sewer Manhole

Accident: 606269 -- Report ID: 0418100 -- Event Date: 09/15/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10109961209/15/19861711Professional Plumbing Company
ON SEPTEMBER 15, 1986, A PLUMBING CONTRACTOR AND TWO EMPLOYEES WERE LAYING OUT A NEW SEWER LINE. THE OWNER (EMPLOYEE #1) ENTERED A SEWER MANHOLE TO MEASURE THE STUB-OUT. THE MANHOLE WAS ABOUT 15 FEET DEEP. ATMOSPHERIC TESTS TAKEN AFTER THE EMPLOYEE WAS REMOVED SHOWED 20% LEL OF COMBUSTIBLE GAS AND 6% OXYGEN IN THE MANHOLE.
Keywords: oxygen deficiency, sewer, confined space, flammable vapors, work rules, air monitoring, manhole
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101099612 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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