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Accident: 107884.015 - Two Employees Experience Carbon Monoxide Poisoning While Usi

Accident: 107884.015 -- Report ID: 0830600 -- Event Date: 07/31/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1336605.01508/02/2018H.W. Houston Construction, Llc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1334836.01508/01/2018T & S Excavating, Inc.
At 8:30 a.m. on July 31, 2018, two employees were conducting concrete floor cutting operations using a propane/gas powered concrete saw (Diamond Products Model Number CC2500, Serial Number 147801) in a 14 foot long by 8 foot wide by 8 foot high room. The employees had been working in the poorly/unventilated room for approximately 160 minutes when they were overwhelmed by the carbon monoxide contained in the saws exhaust. Both employees were hospitalized with characteristic symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning (headaches, severe weakness, chest pain, and shortness of breath).
Keywords: poisoning, carbon monoxide, gas, concrete, cutting, propane, respiratory, ventilation, saw
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Demolition  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1336605.015 18 M Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Sawing machine operators FallDist:
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FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor
2 1336605.015 54 M Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Sawing machine operators FallDist:
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FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor
3 1334836.015 54 M Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Sawing machine operators FallDist:
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Cause:
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor
4 1334836.015 18 M Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Sawing machine operators FallDist:
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FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor

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