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Accident: 112715.015 - Two Employees Sustain Carbon Monoxide Poisoning During Asbes

Accident: 112715.015 -- Report ID: 0524530 -- Event Date: 07/26/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1333725.01507/27/2018United States Steel Corporation
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1333726.01507/27/2018Thermal Solutions Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1333725.01507/27/2018United States Steel Corporation
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1333726.01507/27/2018Thermal Solutions Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1333725.01507/27/2018United States Steel Corporation
At 7:30 p.m. on July 26, 2018, two employees were contracted to remove some asbestos from a bustle pipe at Blast Furnace B. Employee #1 was working inside a tent and lost consciousness. Employee #2 was able to revive Employee #1 and removed him from the tent. Employee #2 began to experience deleterious effects associated with carbon monoxide exposure. Employee #1 was flown by helicopter to a specialized hospital and Employee #2 was transported to a local hospital. Both employees were diagnosed with carbon monoxide poisoning and were admitted for treatment.
Keywords: poisoning, asbestos removal, chemical vapor, carbon monoxide, lost consciousness, unconsciousness
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1333725.015 41 M Non Hospitalized injury Other Laborers, except construction
2 1333726.015 57 M Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
3 1333726.015 41 M Non Hospitalized injury Other Laborers, except construction
4 1333726.015 41 M Non Hospitalized injury Other Laborers, except construction
5 1333725.015 57 M Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
6 1333726.015 57 M Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
7 1333725.015 57 M Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
8 1333725.015 41 M Non Hospitalized injury Other Laborers, except construction

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