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Accident: 816991 - Employee Killed After Entering A Confined Space

Accident: 816991 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 11/05/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
Employee #1 entered into an oxygen deficient confined space, a retort furnace. He began to process the advance products load. He entered into the retort furnace to get some of the parts out. He had not purged the retort of hi-g and oxygen gas nor had he turned the argon gas off. The argon remained in the retort furnace and when Employee #1 entered into the retort furnace, he died of asphyxia.
Keywords: furnace, oxygen deficiency, asphyxiated, confined space, argon
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100774223 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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