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Accident: 724336 - Employee Asphyxiated In Tank During Fire

Accident: 724336 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 08/01/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10872448508/01/19941761Cooper & Sons Roofing Inc.
Employee #1 was working inside a 1,000 gallon tanker that was approximately 2/3 full of cooled roofing asphalt. He was using a propane torch to heat and remove some of the asphalt within the confined space when the material caught fire. Unable to escape, Employee #1 died of asphyxia.
Keywords: asphyxiated, confined space, work rules, fire, toxic atmosphere, construction, propane torch, tank, asphalt
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108724485 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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