This Beacon is not focused on a single incident, but on incidents that continue to occur across industry — nitrogen asphyxiation. A June 2003 U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) bulletin reported nitrogen asphyxiation incidents in U.S. industry resulting in 80 deaths from 1992 to 2002. These incidents occurred in many different workplaces — industrial plants, laboratories, and medical facilities. Many involved contractors.
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