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Confined Space Rescue

Last updated: April 22, 2019

What Does Confined Space Rescue Mean?

A confined space rescue is a technical rescue of the person(s) that is trapped in a narrow or confined space that is not accessible or very tight to approach.

Safeopedia Explains Confined Space Rescue

A confined space rescue is a part of a specialized or technical rescue when a person or persons are trapped in a location that is not easily accessible by normal means. The confined space or narrow space, therefore, can be a barrier in the process of getting the person out. The rescue staff has to deal with a number of situations. For example, in a confined space there is a chance of a drop in the oxygen level, the person may have fractured a bone, or many other possible scenarios. The confined spaces are often different types of spaces that can include basements, storage soils vaults, etc..


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