Three separate incidents provide a stark reminder of the risk of multiple fatalities during a confined space emergency. They also highlight the importance of a well established retrieval plan.
- 4 June, 2009 - Two workers die while cleaning a sewer in a town north of Deli, India.
- 14 June, 2009 - Three workers die while working in a cargo hold on an ore carrying ship in Japan
- 16 June, 2009 - Two workers die while cleaning a water purification system in Genoa, Italy.
Investigations are certain to find that each of the hazards that caused these deaths was foreseeable, and the outcomes avoidable. STOP, THINK, RESPOND