Confined space rescue successful at San Diego shipyard

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HMN-According to authorities the employee working inside the confined space suffered a medical emergency and needed extrication.

When you respond to confined space situations as this one, does your crew generally don fresh air, as a precaution?

What kind of air monitoring is your team prepared to do in this type situation?

(Fox 5 San Diego)


SAN DIEGO – A person was rescued after getting stuck in a confined space at a shipyard in Barrio Logan Wednesday morning, according to authorities.

San Diego Fire-Rescue Department received a call about an emergency at BAE Systems on 2205 Belt Street around 8 a.m.  A person on the ship was in need of being rescued from a confined space, according to SDFRD spokeswoman Monica Munoz.

The person was found in a 60-foot shaft, according to Munoz.

“They are working on hauling and extricating now,” she said at 8:32 a.m.

SkyFOX flew over the shipyard around 8:50 a.m. and it appeared the worker was sitting on the edge of a fire truck getting checked out by medical crews.

The person was evaluated by paramedics and declined transport to a hospital, authorities said.

A spokesperson for BAE later told FOX 5 the worker was a sub-contractor who had a medical emergency while working in the shaft.



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