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Accident: 202354924 - Employee Suffers Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Accident: 202354924 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 05/26/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30787702705/26/20041711Around The Clock Plumbing & Heating, Incorporated

At approximately 12:15 p.m. on May 26, 2004, an employee was found unconscious on the job site. The employee had been cutting concrete with a gas-powered MK-1600 Diamond Product concrete saw. According to the ambulance report, the employee suffered from carbon monoxide poisoning. The fire department that responded to the accident and recorded carbon monoxide levels of 1,811 ppm in the establishment. The establishment was then ventilated with three industrial size fans and the door of the establishment was open. When an inspection was conducted approximately two hours later, the CO levels had decreased to 3 ppm. The employee was not hospitalized.

Keywords: vapor, ventilation, construction, saw, exhaust fumes, chemical vapor, overexposure, carbon monoxide, chemical
Accident Details
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $250,000 to $500,000 1

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307877027 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Cutting concrete pavement
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor

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