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Accident: 86840.015 - Employee In Manhole Is Asphyxiated By Sewer Gas

Accident: 86840.015 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 07/12/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1162801.01507/13/2016Garco Industries, Inc.
At 11:45 a.m. on July 12, 2016, an employee was working for a firm that engaged in water and sewer line and related structures construction. He and some coworkers were going to be working in an active sewer line. He was walking toward the work area. There was a manhole that provided access to the active sewer line. The manhole had been opened to vent out the area in which the workers were going to be working. Apparently the employee was overcome by fumes and fell from a ladder into the manhole. The preliminary determination was that he was asphyxiated.
Keywords: toxic atmosphere, manhole, ladder, enclosed space, fall, construction, confined space, vapor, sewer, sewage, asphyxiated
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline Maintenance or repair $250,000 to $500,000 0 0 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1162801.015 50 M Fatality Concussion Pipelayer FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
FatCause: Fall from/with ladder

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