Once again we have to be reminded to be safe when performing confined space operations. My question is Why?
This accident was blatantly dangerous as soon as an internal combustion engined trash pump was even considered to be used inside a confined space. Is this something common in other areas of the industry because I have never seen something like this considered. Wilden pump running on compressed air? Sure. Diesel powered pump filling the space with CO? Negatory.
Am I just missing something here? I’m tired of hearing about these tragedies but This one seemed doomed from the start.