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Accident: 14311948 - Workers Overcome By Co2

Accident: 14311948 -- Report ID: 0213900 -- Event Date: 09/04/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10016661009/04/19851629Bechtel Power Corporation
AN ACCIDENTAL DISCHARGE OF 5 TIMES THE INTENDED DESIGNED LOAD OF CARBON DIOXIDE TOOK PLACE IN A FUEL STORAGE ROOM PROTECTED BY AN AUTOMATIC CARBON DIOXIDE FIRE EXTINGUISHING SYSTEM. WATER ACCIDENTLY ENTERED THE CONTROL PANEL AND CAUSED THE SYSTEM TO TRIP. THE ENTIRE CONTENTS OF THE CARBON DIOXIDE TANK WAS DISCHARGED. THE GAS THEN SEEPED OUT OF THE ROOM, EXPOSING DOZENS OF WORKERS TO DANGEROUS LEVELS OF CARBON DIOXIDE.
Keywords: fire ext system, storage room, carbon dioxide, accidental discharge
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100166610 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
2 100166610 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
3 100166610 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
4 100166610 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
5 100166610 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
6 100166610 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
7 100166610 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
8 100166610 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
9 100166610 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
10 100166610 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
11 100166610 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
12 100166610 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
13 100166610 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
14 100166610 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
15 100166610 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
16 100166610 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
17 100166610 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
18 100166610 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
19 100166610 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
20 100166610 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
21 100166610 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
22 100166610 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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