Airborne Occupational Hazards in Sewer Systems

1st Edition

Amy Forsgren, Kristina Brinck

CRC Press
Published December 1, 2016
Reference - 257 Pages - 44 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498757874 - CAT# K27598

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Summary

Sewer systems fall into the category "out of sight, out of mind" – they seldom excite interest. But when things go wrong with the air in the sewer system, they go very wrong. Consequences can be dramatic and devastating: sewer workers killed instantly by poisonous gas when they lift a sewer lid, or entire suburban blocks levelled by explosions. This book describes the atmospheric dangers commonly found in the sewer system. It provides easily-understood explanations of the science behind the hazards, combined with real-life examples of when things went dramatically wrong.