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Accident: 97686.015 - One Employee Is Killed, Another Injured From Overexposure

Accident: 97686.015 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 06/21/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1248824.01506/22/20172011106298 - Manley Meats
On June 21, 2017, two employees were performing maintenance on a check valve tha t malfunctioned. Employee #1 entered a pit where the valve was located. After ap proximately 15-20 minutes, Employee #1 began exiting the pit, when he was overco me with gas and fell unconscious. Employee #2, who was serving as an attendant, tried to pull Employee #1 from the pit. However, he was overcome by the gas fume s and fell unconscious. Emergency services were contacted and, upon arrival, too k Employee #2 by helicopter to a nearby hospital, where he was hospitalized and received treatment. Employee #1 was determined dead onsite.
Keywords: confined space, gas leak, overexposure, pit, unconsciousness
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1248824.015 40 M Fatality Occupation not reported

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