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Accident: 83859.015 - Employee Is Killed In Fall From Confined Space

Accident: 83859.015 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 03/19/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1134289.01503/21/2016Performance Contractors Inc.
At approximately 2:30 p.m. on March 19, 2016, an employee was checking an argon purge inside of a process vessel. The employee was overcome by an oxygen deficient atmosphere, and fell 10-feet to the platform below. The employee suffered from possible spinal injury from the fall, and asphyxiation and was killed.
Keywords: oxygen deficiency, spine, fall, argon, asphyxiated
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Manufacturing plant New project or new addition $20,000,000 and over 1 60 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1134289.015 44 M Fatality Asphyxia Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
2 1134289.015 51 M Hospitalized injury Other Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite

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