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Confined Space Emphasis Program

Confined Space Fatalities in California

In 2011, the State of California reported 7 fatalities that occurred as a result of working in a confined space.  One fatality and two injuries were the direct result of attempted rescues.  In both 2009 and 2010, there were only 2 confined space fatalities each year.  The increase is an alarming reminder that educating the public on the risks of working in confined spaces must be an ongoing process.

Confined Space injuries fatals