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Accident: 87679.015 - Employee Loses Consciousness And Drowns In Manure Pit

Accident: 87679.015 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 08/11/2016
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1169173.01508/12/2016Rainbow Creek Farms
At 11:00 p.m. on August 1, 2016, an employee was attempting to repair a pump on a manure handling system. The pump was located in a 6 foot X 6 foot pit approxi mately 10 feet below grade and the employee entered the pit without any ventilat ion. The employee lost consciousness and drowned in the dairy cow waste at the bottom of the pit.
Keywords: confined space, drowning, toxic atmosphere, ventilation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1169173.015 55 M Fatality Farmers, except horticultural

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