September 08, 2016

In 2016 we have made tremendous leaps towards worker safety and the health and wellbeing of everyone in dangerous environments.  That said, there is still lots of work to be done to make sure that every worker gets to go home to their families at the end of the day.

In the last few months there have been at least two tragic incidents in the US resulting in loss of life, another reminder of just how dangerous confined spaces can be.

Gainsville, FL

Two men were pulled, unresponsive, from a 25' manhole by emergency services.  One man has been confirmed dead with no updates yet on the condition of the second man nor a third worker who was able to self-extricate from the space once realizing he was in trouble.

 

San Antonio, TX

Two brothers, in their 20's, were recovered from a crude oil tanker that they had been tasked with cleaning.  Toxic vapours appear to have overwhelmed the two who collapsed inside the space.




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