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Accident: 112206.015 - Two Employees Are Sickened When Exposed To Carbon Monoxide

Accident: 112206.015 -- Report ID: 0950613 -- Event Date: 12/22/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1368466.01512/27/2018Gladiator Unlimited Inc.
At 2:30 p.m. on December 22, 2018, Employees #1 and #2, employed by an HVAC comp any, were doing maintenance/repair work in the crawl space below a three-story c ommercial building. They were using a portable power tool to cut concrete in th is confined space. Both employees were exposed to carbon monoxide exhaust fumes and temporarily asphyxiated. The employees were transported by emergency medic al services to the hospital, where both were treated for carbon monoxide exposur e. Employee #1 was admitted for continuing treatment, and Employee #2 was relea sed without hospitalization.
Keywords: asphyxiated, automotive repair, carbon monoxide, chemical exposure, concrete, conduit, confined space, construction, crawl space, cutting, exhaust fumes, hvac, installing, maintenance, overcome by gas, plumbing, port
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair   3 48
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1368466.015 28 M Hospitalized injury Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit
FatCause:
2 1368466.015 23 M Non Hospitalized injury Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing underground plumbing conduit
FatCause:

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