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Accident: 14210157 - Overexposure To Carbon Monoxide

Accident: 14210157 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 11/01/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1484052411/08/19842082G Heileman Brewery Co Inc
EMPLOYEE WAS EXPOSED TO EXCESSIVE LEVELS OF CARBON MONOXIDE IN THE COLD STORAGE ROOM OF A BEER WAREHOUSE. THE SOURCE OF CARBON MONOXIDE WAS PROPANE POWERED FORKLIFTS. THE EMPLOYEE COMPLAINED OF NAUSEA, HEADACHE, AND THOUGHT HE WAS HAVING A HEART ATTACK. HE WAS REMOVED TO FRESH AIR AND AN AMBULANCE WAS SUMMONED. OXYGEN WAS ADMINISTERED. MORE THAN TWO HOURS AFTER THE EVENT BLOOD WAS DRAWN AT THE HOSPITAL. CARBOXY HEMOGLOBIN WAS MEASURED AT 23.5. SEVERAL DAYS LATER THE CARBON MONOXIDE LEVEL WAS MONITORED AT 260 PPM IN THE SAME COLD STORAGE ROOM.
Keywords: respiratory, ventilation, warehouse, headache, inhalation, nausea, industrial truck, propane, carboxyhemoglobin, carbon monoxide
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14840524 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators

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