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Accident: 96339.015 - Two Employees Are Killed While Replacing A Pump

Accident: 96339.015 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 06/13/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1239842.01506/14/2017Scoggins Welding & Machine Shop
At 2:00 p.m. on June 13, 2017, two employees, a father and son team, were replacing a pump. The son was overcome by hydrogen sulfide gas and became unconscious. As the father retrieved his son from the pump lift station, he fell and a suffered blunt force trauma injury. Both father and son died.
Keywords: toxic atmosphere, hydrogen sulfide, head, pump, asphyxiated, struck against, confined space, pumping station
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant Alteration or rehabilitation   X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1239842.015 20 M Fatality Asphyxia FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Other
2 1239842.015 45 M Fatality Asphyxia FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing plumbing, lighting fixtures
FatCause: Other

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