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Accident: 14319859 - Employee Dies From Overexposure To Carbon Monoxide

Accident: 14319859 -- Report ID: 0316700 -- Event Date: 03/06/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10902542903/10/19941731Schatz Electric, Incorporated
Employee #1 was using a portable 800 watt gasoline-powered generator inside a room that did not have adequate ventilation. The room measured approximately 11 feet 4 inches by 12 feet by 11 feet 4 inches. The doors were closed and the vent for the permanent generator was blocked. Employee #1 was finishing the electrical work inside the room and had a 60 watt light plugged into the portable generator to provide light. The cause of Employee #1's death was asphyxiation due to carbon monoxide poisoning.
Keywords: oxygen deficiency, asphyxiated, ventilation, confined space, construction, electrical work, air contamination, toxic fumes, gasoline, carbon monoxide
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109025429 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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