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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 1001510 - Employee Died From Carbon Monoxide Exposure

Accident: 1001510 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 02/19/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10421305302/23/19884832G. O. Radio Ltd.
EMPLOYEE #1, A RADIO REPORTER, RETURNED TO THE STATION FROM A PUBLIC MEETING HE HAD COVERED. HE HAD CONSUMED A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF ALCOHOL. HE VISITED BRIEFLY WITH THE NIGHT ANNOUNCER, WHO CLOSED THE STATION AT ABOUT 1:30 AM. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS APPARENTLY UNABLE TO START HIS OWN CAR SO HE STARTED A STATION CAR, LOCATED IN THE GARAGE, AND WAITED IN THE STATION OFFICE FOR IT TO WARM UP. SOMEHOW THE GARAGE DOOR CAME DOWN, CONCENTRATING CARBON MONOXIDE IN THE GARAGE. THERE WAS A PARTLY-OPEN WINDOW IN THE WALL LOCATED BETWEEN THE GARAGE AND THE STATION OFFICE WHICH ALLOWED THE CARBON MONOXIDE FUMES TO REACH AND OVERCOME EMPLOYEE #1.
Keywords: respiratory, ventilation, alcohol, toxic atmosphere, inhalation, carbon monoxide
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104213053 Fatality Asphyxia Editors and reporters

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