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2003-10-14 Arabia
Two Asians, One Saudi Die in Bid to Clean Alrashid Mall Sewer
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Posted by Fred Pruitt 2003-10-14 00:34|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [248 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Training film for Confined Spaces Hazards.....
Posted by Frank G  2003-10-14 7:31:15 AM||   2003-10-14 7:31:15 AM|| Front Page Top

#2 Maybe OSHA really is a small town in Wisconsin.

Dorf
Posted by Anonymous 2003-10-14 7:58:34 AM||   2003-10-14 7:58:34 AM|| Front Page Top

#3 Been there,done that.Hydrogen sulfide and methane displace o2.
Frigging amatures.
Posted by Raptor  2003-10-14 8:20:12 AM||   2003-10-14 8:20:12 AM|| Front Page Top

#4 Not so funny for me. As a former firefighter, you read about volunteer firefighters dying every year in these types of rescues. Yeah, everyone should know better, but it's still sad.
Posted by Chuck Simmins  2003-10-14 8:29:42 AM|| [http://blog.simmins.org]  2003-10-14 8:29:42 AM|| Front Page Top

#5 I was a Gas Free Engineer and fire-marshal on my first ship. There are many instances of contractors and sailors being overcome by hydrogen-sulfide, carbon dioxide or carbon monoxide during tank work. Sometimes an SCBA can get torn off while climbing through an impediment. In many cases you lose several "rescuers" as well.

That said - I find it interesting that a Pakistani would attempt to save an Indian. I also find it astonishing that a Saudi supervisor would sacrifice himself for the Pakistani and Indian. If this story is accurate, it should provide us with hope. The composition of the three-some looks unlikely to me. I suspect that the story has been embellished by our Saudi friends.
Posted by Super Hose  2003-10-14 12:48:23 PM||   2003-10-14 12:48:23 PM|| Front Page Top

#6 Of course it isn't funny. It isn't funny when an idiot plumber gets burried in a 10 foot deep trench that just collapsed either, but it happens. It can be avoided with training and practice. Remember common sense is an uncommon commodity.

Dorf
Posted by Anonymous 2003-10-14 12:49:32 PM||   2003-10-14 12:49:32 PM|| Front Page Top

#7 "I also find it astonishing that a Saudi supervisor would sacrifice himself for the Pakistani and Indian."

You got that right. If this little ethnic lineup was accurate, and it does have the ring of truth to it (the rescue attempt does not) the Saudi "Supervisor" would've been up on the 3rd Floor at the Starbucks. All day. There are far fewer tables & chairs than there are Saudis who want to sip and stare in Al Rashid Mall, so they don't give 'em up once they get 'em...
Posted by .com 2003-10-14 2:49:03 PM||   2003-10-14 2:49:03 PM|| Front Page Top

#8 Didn't something similar to this happen in Kenya not even a year ago? If I remember correctly, some chick lost her cellphone down the latrine and paid person 1 to retrive it. Person 1 collapses and in goes person 2 to save person 1 and so on and so fourth. Well live and learn...
Posted by acheampong  2003-10-14 3:19:26 PM||   2003-10-14 3:19:26 PM|| Front Page Top

#9 "Well live and learn..."
Or not.
Posted by .com 2003-10-14 3:29:31 PM||   2003-10-14 3:29:31 PM|| Front Page Top

#10 Happens all the time in silos as well. Methane builds up in the bottom from rotting cattle feed, somebody goes in and collapses, second person sees them, thinks heart attack, goes in, repeat, etc. I believe 5 dead from one family is current record.
Posted by Steve  2003-10-14 3:51:46 PM||   2003-10-14 3:51:46 PM|| Front Page Top

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