Accident Description

Accident: Environmental Enterprises Hydrogen Sulfide Release

Location: Location: Cincinnati, OH

Accident Occurred On: 12/11/2002 | Final Report Released On: 09/17/2003

Accident Type: Release

Investigation Status: The final report on this investigation, a CSB Case Study, was approved on September 17, 2003.

On December 11, 2002, one maintenance employee was overcome when he inhaled hydrogen sulfide gas from a waste processing vessel at Environmental Enterprises, a hazardous waste treatment company in Cincinnati, Ohio. No other injuries or damage were reported, and the injured worker was subsequently pulled to safety.