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Accident: 946061 - Employees Become Ill After Possible Exposure To Co2

Accident: 946061 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 03/30/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11114325103/30/19932015Showell Farms, Inc.

On March 11, 1993, Employees #1 through #14 were conducting their normal activities in the tray pack room. Due to time constraints and the fact that they were behind schedule, the employees began moving boxes two at a time through the dry ice machine. This did not give the ventilation system an opportunity to remove excess carbon dioxide from the cardboard boxes being filled with dry ice. As a result, carbon dioxide levels may have increased, causing employees to suffer headaches, dizziness, and nausea. The employees were treated, observed, and released from the hospital. They returned to work the following day.

Keywords: ventilation, headache, nausea, dizziness, carbon dioxide, overexposure

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111143251 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 111143251 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
3 111143251 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
4 111143251 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
5 111143251 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
6 111143251 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
7 111143251 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
8 111143251 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
9 111143251 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
10 111143251 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
11 111143251 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
12 111143251 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
13 111143251 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
14 111143251 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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