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Accident: 69025.015 - Diver Is Killed While Servicing A Retention Pond

Accident: 69025.015 -- Report ID: 0522500 -- Event Date: 11/11/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1007743.01511/12/2014U.S. Aqua Vac, Inc.
At 3:45 p.m. on November 11, 2014, an employee was diving in a retention pond to remove pond silt from the bottom of a retention pond. The operation involved t he use of a suction hose with a trash pump affixed that transported the sediment laden water into large bladders. After working for an approximate 1.5 hours, t he work supervisor came to check on the employee, who was nowhere to be found. E mergency services were called and, upon arrival, rescue divers searched the wate r. The employee was found approximately one hour later and was determined dead a s a result of drowning. The incident investigation suspected that the employee had run out of oxygen in his SCUBA tank and drowned.
Keywords: asphyxiated, compressed gas, diving, drowning, material handling
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1007743.015 23 M Fatality Diver

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