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Accident: 709337 - Employee Welding In Manhole Has Elevated Carboxyhemoglobin

Accident: 709337 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 04/09/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10209100604/09/19869621Salt Lake Dept. Of Public Utilities
Employee #1 was working in a manhole that was 4 ft deep by about 4 ft in diameter. He was using an oxygen-acetylene unit with a burning assembly to cut old bolts and nuts from a water meter. He felt sick that night after work and went to the hospital where his carboxyhemoglobin level was found to be 22 percent.
Keywords: oxygen deficiency, acetylene torch, confined space, work rules, inhalation, torch, carboxyhemoglobin, manhole, carbon monoxide, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102091006 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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