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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14289573 - Employee Dies Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In Warehouse

Accident: 14289573 -- Report ID: 0355121 -- Event Date: 05/20/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12369904305/23/19944213Metal Good Service Centers

At about 12:00 a.m. on May 20, 1994, Employee #1 had completed a freight hauling trip to a local mini-warehouse. He off loaded freight from the truck for 10 or 15 minutes, using a Clark forklift. A coworker, who reported to work approximately 5 hours later, found Employee #1 lying across the floorboard of the forklift. The medical examiner's report revealed a carboxyhemoglobin value of 64 percent. The warehouse, which was 50 ft by 60 ft by 18 ft, was not equipped with a mechanical ventilation system.

Keywords: ventilation, warehouse, industrial truck, off loading, carboxyhemoglobin, poisoning, overexposure, carbon monoxide

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123699043 Fatality Asphyxia Truck drivers, heavy

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