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Accident: 109419.015 - Two Employees Experience Exposure To Carbon Monoxide

Accident: 109419.015 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 09/13/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1347471.01509/17/2018Ruthrauff Sauer, Llc
At 1:00 a.m. on September 13, 2018, Employees #1 and #2, employed by a mechanical contractor, were working at the renovation of a commercial building. They were working indoors and operating a concrete cutting saw powered by liquified petroleum gas (LPG). After finishing work, Employee #1 lost consciousness, and Employee #2 experienced a headache. They were transported to the hospital and both admitted for treatment of possible overexposure to carbon monoxide from the saw's exhaust.
Keywords: saw, construction, gas, overexposure, headache, exhaust fumes, concrete, unconsciousness, cutting, carbon monoxide, lost consciousness
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation  
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1347471.015 59 M Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic)
2 1347471.015 35 M Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic)

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