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Accident: 767509 - Three Employees Die Of Asphyxia In Confined Space

Accident: 767509 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 06/11/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10754943806/12/19927363Onco Enterprises Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10754944606/23/19921623Conex Construction
Employees #1, #2, and #3 were inspecting and repairing newly constructed and operational sewer lines. It is theorized that Employee #2 fell into the manhole as he opened it and Employees #1 and #3 attempted to rescue him. Employees #1, #2, and #3 all died of asphyxia. Testing equipment was present and used in all other documentable cases, but it was not used this time. There was no forced ventilation, no rescue equipment, no air supply, and no competent person on site.
Keywords: sewer, asphyxiated, work rules, test equipment, manhole, repair, ventilation, confined space, construction, fall
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 107549438 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported
2 107549438 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported
3 107549438 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported
4 107549446 Occupation Not Listed

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