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Accident: 110278.015 - Nine Employees Are Exposed To Carbon Monoxide Poisoning From

Accident: 110278.015 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 09/22/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1348591.01509/24/2018Richard Munday
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1348573.01509/24/2018Kane Construction, Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1348600.01509/24/2018M. B. Painting, Inc
At 7:55 a.m. on September 22, 2018, nine employees were working in a commercial building to install plumbing and drywall. Employee #1 was performing supervisory duties, Employee #2 was operating a propane powered saw (EDCO 552025P) to cut t he concrete floor in preparation to install plumbing and Employees #3-9 were ins talling drywall. Employee #2 operated the saw from approximately 6:00 a.m. to 6: 45 a.m. and again at 7:00 a.m. to 7:45 a.m. using a loading dock door as ventila tion for the room (39,875 cubic feet volume of the room) while the air condition ing system continued to recirculate air from the area. Employees #3-9 first repo rted symptoms of carbon monoxide (CO) exposures at 7:55 a.m. and the area was ev acuated and Emergency Medical Service (EMS/911) was called at 8:08 a.m. Respondi ng EMS provided on-site treatment and transported seven of the nine employees to local hospitals for further treatment. While on-scene (approximately 8:14 a.m.) , EMS measured the CO concentration in the room at approximately 200 ppm. Two ot her employees transported themselves, after initially refusing transport, to a l ocal hospital for treatment. All employees received treatment for CO exposure at the hospital and released the same day.
Keywords: air conditioner, carbon monoxide, cutting, drywall, installing, operating, propane, saw, ventilation, venting
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation   4
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Construction
1 1348591.015 51 M Non Hospitalized injury FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Cutting concrete pavement
FatCause:
2 1348573.015 51 M Hospitalized injury FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Cutting concrete pavement
FatCause:
3 1348600.015 32 M Hospitalized injury FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Cutting concrete pavement
FatCause:
4 1348600.015 35 M Hospitalized injury FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Cutting concrete pavement
FatCause:
5 1348600.015 23 M Hospitalized injury FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Cutting concrete pavement
FatCause:
6 1348600.015 41 M Hospitalized injury FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Cutting concrete pavement
FatCause:
7 1348600.015 32 M Hospitalized injury FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Cutting concrete pavement
FatCause:
8 1348600.015 38 M Non Hospitalized injury FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Cutting concrete pavement
FatCause:
9 1348600.015 21 M Hospitalized injury FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Cutting concrete pavement
FatCause:

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