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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 1139943.015 - 104933 - Summitt Environmental Services Llc

Inspection Information - Office: Indiana

Nr: 1139943.015Report ID: 0551800Open Date: 04/12/2016

104933 - Summitt Environmental Services Llc
10197 East County Road 1000 Northnull
Seymour, IN 47274
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 4959/Sanitary Services, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 562910/Remediation Services
Mailing: 2125 Glenview Drivenull, Evansville, IN 47720

Inspection Type:Fat/Cat
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:05/12/2016
Close Case:08/18/2016

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 84492.015Event: 04/09/2016Employee Working Inside Tank Dies From Heart Attack
On April 9, 2016, Employee #1 was inside a 48-foot by 100-foot tank. He was usin g a broom to sweep up debris on a floating roof. Coworkers reported that the we ather was cool. Employee #1 sat down to take a break for about five minutes. Th en he went back to sweeping. Employee #1 sat back down and slumped over onto th e floating roof. Coworkers later reported that Employee #1's eyes were open and his breathing labored. Several employees removed Employee #1 via a manway from the inside of the tank and moved him onto the top of the tank. They started CPR as well as utilizing an AED. The employee was pronounced dead by a coroner who was among the emergency responders. The tank in which the employee was working had no reported hazardous atmosphere. Employee #1 was wearing only a "filtering mask" due to dust. The coroner's report said that Employee #1 died from natura l causes.
Keywords: cardiovasc system, cleaning, confined space, dust, emergency response, ppe, respiratory, tank, tank cleaning, unconsciousness
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1139943.015 Fatality Occupation not reported

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