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Accident: 80518.015 - One Employee Killed; Two Employee Are Asphyxiated Inside Tan

Accident: 80518.015 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 10/08/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1098071.01510/09/2015Dedicated Tcs, Llc
At 9:30 a.m. on November 8, 2015, an employee was cleaning inner lining of a railcar that was previously transporting latex. The employee lost consciousness while inside of railcar with oxygen-deficient atmosphere. First responders attempted to rescue employee but were unable to revive/resuscitate. A second employee who entered railcar, lost consciousness, was rescued, and transported to the local hospital for treatment. A third employee fell from the ladder inside of the railcar to the bottom of the car, lost consciousness, was able to conduct a self-rescue, and was transported to the local hospital for treatment.
Keywords: oxygen deficiency, railroad tank car, tank cleaning, confined space, asphyxiated
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1098071.015 49 Fatality Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
2 1098071.015 24 M Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
3 1098071.015 36 M Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction

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