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Accident: 102112.015 - Two Employees Suffer From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Accident: 102112.015 -- Report ID: 0317900 -- Event Date: 12/27/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1287077.01501/05/2018Stanley Steemer International, Inc.
At 12:30 p.m. on December 27, 2017, Employee #1 and #2, along with a coworker, were cleaning the floor of a garage using two trucks. After approximately two hours, the two employees began to feel nauseous, light headed and weak. The gasoline powered cleaning equipment motors inside the trucks had been running with the garage doors closed for the two hours. The two employees were exposed to carbon monoxide from the engines and suffered CO poisoning as a result. Both employees were hospitalized for two or more days.
Keywords: poisoning, nausea, engine, dizziness, cleaning, confined space, carbon monoxide, truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1287077.015 20 M Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Janitors and cleaners
2 1287077.015 49 M Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Janitors and cleaners

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