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Accident: 767608 - Employee Dies Of Asphyxia In Confined Space

Accident: 767608 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 10/13/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10230626310/17/19893531Marathon Letourneau Company
On or about October 13, 1989, Employee #1, a melter B, entered a confined space to manually operate valves to a pressure vessel containing cal-sil and ferrites. Argon and nitrogen are used as a propellant for this mixture, and these lines were also located in the confined space. Employee #1 was overcome by the gases and died of asphyxia.
Keywords: asphyxiated, confined space, pressure vessel, work rules, toxic atmosphere, nitrogen, valve, cyanide, argon
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102306263 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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