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Confined Space Rescue For Woman Stuck in Storm Drain

  Fox 25     Around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning, a woman who had been running through traffic and dodging cars across Broadway Extension jumped into a storm drain and hurt herself. Her screams can be heard on the 911 call Oklahoma City Police received this morning. Reportedly, she fell about 25 feet into the drainage hole. A witness who saw ...

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22 year old rescued from concrete mixing machine in confined space incident

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3 dead after drilling rig confined space incident

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Confined space welding tragedy; How can we do better?

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(The Conversation) HMN-Are we as safety professionals becoming too relaxed during situations like this confined space welding instance? Dillon Wu died alone inside a metal tank. It is believed he was asphyxiated by argon gas, used in arc-welding steel. He is the youngest employee to die in a recent run of deaths in confined spaces. Aged just 20, he was ...

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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 ...

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Firefighters brave unknown air quality conditions to save dogs from well

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  HMN-Confined space rescues can prove to be tricky due to many different variables.  What kind of air moving capabilities does your team have ready to deploy? (Times Leader) FORTY FORT — Dawn Miklich remained a little shaken but thankful Friday morning about 12 hours after her two dogs, Mellie and Malarky, were saved from an abandoned well that collapsed ...

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Naked man rescued from confined space at sewage lift station

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(KNOE) HMN-A naked man was rescued from a sewage lift station in West Monroe, LA. “It’s just horrible,” said Manuel Acevedo works near that lift station on Thomas Road. “You never expect these type of things to happen.” Sewer workers found him Friday morning while doing maintenance work. A little before 9 o’clock, the Ouachita Parish Sheriff’s Office responded. “[We’re ...

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Three dead in confined space incident

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HMN-Three deaths occurred after entering one of the holds of the Apollo Kita. (Maritime Executive) Three crewmembers of the timber carrier Apollo Kita died Friday while working in one of the vessel’s holds. The suspected cause of death was asphyxiation. While the Kita was under way off Ishigakijima, bound for Osaka with a load of wood, the three crewmembers entered ...

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Overcome by fumes, engineer found lifeless in metal tanker

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HMN-In a tragic confined space incident, a young engineer was found lifeless in the bottom of a tank. (ABC)   “My son died for no reason, he didn’t deserve to die like that.” Eyes bloodshot, Xiancong Wu’s face is drained of colour. His wife, Guojuan, is slumped sobbing by his side, overcome by grief. Just a few weeks have passed ...

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OSHA cites Alabama business for allowing workers in explosive confined spaces

(OSHA.gov) CHUNCHULA, AL – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited American Remediation and Environmental Inc. for confined space, fire, and explosion hazards. The Chunchula, Alabama, tank cleaning company faces $171,281 in penalties. OSHA inspectors determined that the company allowed employees to enter a tank without testing for atmospheric hazards. The company was cited ...

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