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Accident: 977033 - Employee Asphyxiated When Cleaning Tanker

Accident: 977033 -- Report ID: 0454715 -- Event Date: 11/20/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10557630011/27/19894213Wharton Transport Corporation
On November 20, 1989, Employee #1 was washing out the inside of a transport tanker with clean water. When Employee #1 over-extended his upper torso into the tank manhole opening, he died from asphyxia.
Keywords: asphyxiated, cleaning, torso, manhole, tank, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105576300 Fatality Asphyxia Vehicle washers and equipment cleaners

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