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Old 23 December 2016, 03:17 PM
Nick Theodorakis Nick Theodorakis is offline
 
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In the safety field, there is a concept called "confined space" work, and some of the training materials for this often have stories about workers or rescuers that have succumbed after the initial person who went into the confined space collapsed.

"Injuries and fatalities involving confined spaces are frequent and often involve successive fatalities when would-be rescuers succumb to the same problem as the initial victim. Approximately 60% of fatalities involve would-be rescuers and more than 30% of fatalities occur in a space that has been tested and found to be safe to enter. One example was in 2006 at the decommissioned Sullivan Mine in British Columbia, Canada when one initial victim and then three rescuers all died.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Confined_space
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