Several workers in northern Iowa were working to unclog a sewer line when one of the sewer workers was overcome by sewer gas and died. The work site was in North Sioux City, Iowa. It’s reported that the safety rules were not followed and the men were overcome by sewer gas while working to unplug the line. Confined space safety is the issue IOSH and OSHA will be investigating. Lombardi Law Firm has written about worker safety in confined spaces and what that means for sewer workers not just in Iowa, but all over the country. Injury and death by asphyxiation are common when safety rules are not followed by the company or the work site supervisor. Be care, be knowledgeable and be safe. Live another day to work.

For additional reading see these stories:

Did the Sioux City Sewer Pipe Workers Received Confined Space Training? Lombardi Law Firm

North Sioux City Sewer Line Worker Death is covered by work comp…  Lombardi Law Firm
Posted on 8/4/2010

Welding in a Confined Space can be deadly. Lombardi Law Firm

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