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Accident: 14387112 - Employees Exposed To Carbon Monoxide From Forklift Truck

Accident: 14387112 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 01/03/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
222083801/03/19853089La Mantia Plastics Inc
AT LEAST 4 EMPLOYEES SUFFERED FROM OVEREXPOSURE TO CARBON MONOXIDE. THE SOURCE OF THE CARBON MONOXIDE EXPOSURE WAS AN OTIS LPG FORK LIFT TRUCK USED FOR MATERIAL HANDLING IN THE PLANT. THE TRUCK HAD BEEN PURCHASED USED BY THE EMPLOYER APPROXIMATELY 5 YEARS AGO. THE TRUCK IS USED 2 TO 4 HOURS PER SHIFT. 3 OF THE 4 AFFECTED EMPLOYEES HAD CARBOXYHEMOGLOBIN LEVELS IN EXCESS OF 25% MORE THAN ONE HOUR AFTER REMOVAL FROM THE PLANT. NO MECHANICAL VENTILATION WAS PROVIDED IN THE PLANT.
Keywords: ventilation, industrial truck, lp gas, mech mat handling, carboxyhemoglobin, carbon monoxide
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2220838 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
2 2220838 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
3 2220838 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
4 2220838 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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