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Accident: 101791.015 - Employee Is Hospitalized From Carbon Monoxide Exposure

Accident: 101791.015 -- Report ID: 0521100 -- Event Date: 12/26/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1285366.01512/28/2017Belgioioso Cheese, Inc.
At 5:30 p.m. on December 26, 2017, Employee #1 was performing cheese analyses ev ery 45 minutes and creating the associated reports in the In-Process Lab. Unbekn ownst to the employee, a boiler combustion chamber weld had cracked, releasing h igh levels of carbon monoxide into the Boiler Room, and the carbon monoxide gas had also traveled into the In-Process Lab, where the employee was working. The e mployee was exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide, causing light headiness, nausea, headache, ringing in ears, sweating, confusion and hand-eye coordination issues. Employee #1 was hospitalized with a carboxyhemoglobin level of 27.4%.
Keywords: boiler, carbon monoxide, carboxyhemoglobin, dizziness, headache, nausea, toxic fumes
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1285366.015 30 F Hospitalized injury Production samplers and weighers

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