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Accident: 821231 - Four Employees Exposed To Carbon Monoxide

Accident: 821231 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 01/22/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10435803102/03/19893089Certainteed Corp.

Employees #1 through #4 were working in a warehouse moving materials with a Clark LP gas forklift. They had worked from 6:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. before complaining of dizziness, headache, and blurred vision. They were all evacuated. Carboxyhemoglobin levels obtained at the hospital showed carbon monoxide exposure levels of 653 ppm. No personal protective equipment had been used. Carbon monoxide readings at the forklift showed levels greater than 100 ppm.

Keywords: ventilation, warehouse, work rules, toxic atmosphere, inhalation, industrial truck, exhaust fumes, carboxyhemoglobin, poisoning, carbon monoxide

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104358031 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Helpers, mechanics and repairers
2 104358031 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Helpers, mechanics and repairers
3 104358031 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Helpers, mechanics and repairers
4 104358031 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Helpers, mechanics and repairers

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