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Case Status: CLOSED

Case Status: CLOSED

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 87679.015 Event: 08/11/2016Employee Loses Consciousness And Drowns In Manure Pit
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
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 1169173.015 Fatality Farmers, except horticultural

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