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Accident: 84492.015 - Employee Working Inside Tank Dies From Heart Attack

Accident: 84492.015 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 04/09/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1139943.01504/12/20164959104933 - Summitt Environmental Services Llc
On April 9, 2016, Employee #1 was inside a 48-foot by 100-foot tank. He was usin g a broom to sweep up debris on a floating roof. Coworkers reported that the we ather was cool. Employee #1 sat down to take a break for about five minutes. Th en he went back to sweeping. Employee #1 sat back down and slumped over onto th e floating roof. Coworkers later reported that Employee #1's eyes were open and his breathing labored. Several employees removed Employee #1 via a manway from the inside of the tank and moved him onto the top of the tank. They started CPR as well as utilizing an AED. The employee was pronounced dead by a coroner who was among the emergency responders. The tank in which the employee was working had no reported hazardous atmosphere. Employee #1 was wearing only a "filtering mask" due to dust. The coroner's report said that Employee #1 died from natura l causes.
Keywords: cardiovasc system, cleaning, confined space, dust, emergency response, ppe, respiratory, tank, tank cleaning, unconsciousness
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1139943.015 44 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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