Accidental Death in Fermentation Tanks: Report of Two Cases

  • Pedersen, Mogens B.;
  • Simonsen, Jorn


Two cases of accidental drowning in fermentation tanks are described. During the fermentation different toxic gases are generated among which carbon dioxide is supposed to be most dangerous since it is colourless and odourless. Special problems concerning fermentation of slurry are pointed out and precaution during work with these tanks is recommended.


JOURNAL: Med Sci Law. 1982; 22(4): 283-284.

Note: Medicine, Science and the Law.

NLOM ID#: 83061816 .

Publication #: 83061816

This document was extracted from the CDC-NIOSH Epidemiology of Farm Related Injuries: Bibliography With Abstracts, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Centers for Disease Control, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

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