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Accident: 86825.015 - Employee Is Asphyxiated In Hole

Accident: 86825.015 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 07/17/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1162741.01507/18/2016Energy Corporation Of America
At approximately 4:00 p.m. on July 17. 2016, Employee #1, a foreman, was working by himself fixing a leaking pipeline. He located the leak and dug a 46 inch hole with a shovel. He installed a clamp on the pipe to stop the leak without shutting off the gas supply. The next day Employee #1 was found with his head in the hole, unconscious. Employee #1 died of asphyxiation.
Keywords: toxic atmosphere, confined space, natural gas, lockout, asphyxiated
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1162741.015 53 M Fatality Asphyxia Supervisors, n.e.c.

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