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Accident: 14252605 - Employees Become Ill After Exposure To Carbon Monoxide

Accident: 14252605 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 05/12/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
297919305/12/19883089Unitec Plastics, Inc.
At approximately 9:30 to 9:45 p.m. on May 11, 1988, second shift Employees #1 through #8 were evacuated from a warehouse/manufacturing plant after experiencing headaches, nausea, dizziness, and weakness. Employees #1, #2, and #3 were taken by the rescue squad to the Pitt Memorial Hospital emergency room for observation and treatment. Employees #4 through #8 were brought to the Ayden Fire Department for observation by the county medical officer. During the first and second shifts, three propane-powered forklifts had been used frequently inside the closed building, which has a 100 percent recirculated air conditioning unit.
Keywords: respiratory, ventilation, air conditioner, headache, inhalation, nausea, industrial truck, exhaust fumes, propane, carbon monoxide
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2979193 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Production inspectors, checkers and examiners
2 2979193 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Molding and casting machine operators
3 2979193 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Molding and casting machine operators
4 2979193 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Production inspectors, checkers and examiners
5 2979193 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Molding and casting machine operators
6 2979193 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Molding and casting machine operators
7 2979193 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Molding and casting machine operators
8 2979193 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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