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Accident: 133818.015 - Employee Is Killed By Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Accident: 133818.015 -- Report ID: 0950623 -- Event Date: 03/02/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1518140.01503/02/2021Blue Tent Farms, Llc
At 8:30 a.m. on March 2, 2021, Employee #1 worked alone performing duties of a g oat herdsman. Employee #1 put up fence netting and moved goats from one area to another to graze for fire fuels management. The employee resided in housing prov ided by the employer in a recreational vehicle trailer, a Coachman RV Trailer. The employer provided generators for charging batteries, which power the Coach man RV trailer housing. After finishing work for the day, Employee #1 brought i nside his trailer the employer provided generator, a Predator 2000 Inverter Gene rator. Employee #1 plugged his cellphone charger to the plugin outlet of the Pre dator 2000 Inverter Generator to charge his cellphone at night. The employee wen t to sleep with the generator running inside the trailer with the windows closed . One window was cracked less than 2 inches open. The employee was found by a co worker the next morning dead. The generator had ran out of fuel, stopped workin g when employee was found the next morning by a coworker. Employee #1 was killed by asphyxiation due to carbon monoxide.
Keywords: asphyxiated, battery, carbon monoxide, electric generator, trailer
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1518140.015 37 M Fatality Laborers, except construction

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