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Accident: 201954542 - Employee Faints From Exposure To Carbon Monoxide Fumes

Accident: 201954542 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 02/10/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30970252002/13/20061741Wordco, Inc.

On February 10, 2006, Employee #1 was working in a tent-like structure, composed of a plastic tarp and wooden posts, in the area where natural sand, gravel, water and Portland Cement powder were being mixed inside of a gasoline powered mortar mixer. Due to the exposure to very high levels of carbon monoxide, while operating this gasoline powered equipment under this partial enclosure, Employee #1 fainted. He was transported by ambulance to a local hospital, where he regained consciousness, and was discharged after six days. There was no monitoring of airborne levels of carbon monoxide, and only disposable dust masks were provided at the site.

Keywords: enclosed space, unconsciousness, asphyxiated, ppe, concrete mixer, construction, inhalation, chemical vapor, carbon monoxide, respirator
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309702520 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Construction laborers

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