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Accident: 14424758 - Employees Suffer Carbon Monoxide Poisoning From Forklift

Accident: 14424758 -- Report ID: 0729300 -- Event Date: 12/12/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11611094112/16/19943651Horizon Music, Inc.
On February 12, 1994, Employees #1 through #9 were exposed to fumes from a propane-powered forklift (Datsun LPC50, serial #CPF02-008370) while performing their regular duties. Several employees complained of headaches and dizziness at about 10:30 a.m. At 11:00 a.m., Employee #4 collapsed and was later taken to the hospital where tests detected carbon monoxide poisoning. Hospital officials contacted the company's officials after which the employees were evacuated and the doors were opened. Fire department officers were called in and measurements taken showed levels of 200 ppm carbon monoxide in the middle of the plant. Employees #1 through #3 and #5 through #9 were sent to the hospital for evaluation. Employees #1 and #3 through #6 were admitted for 23 hours or more.
Keywords: respiratory, ventilation, work rules, inhalation, industrial truck, dizziness, exhaust fumes, fainted, poisoning, carbon monoxide
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 116110941 Hospitalized injury Other Receptionists
2 116110941 Non Hospitalized injury Other Miscellaneous hand working occupations
3 116110941 Hospitalized injury Other Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators
4 116110941 Hospitalized injury Other Miscellaneous hand working occupations
5 116110941 Non Hospitalized injury Other Supervisors, production occupations
6 116110941 Hospitalized injury Other Secretaries
7 116110941 Hospitalized injury Other Receptionists
8 116110941 Non Hospitalized injury Other Miscellaneous woodworking machine operators
9 116110941 Non Hospitalized injury Other Wood lathe, routing, and planing machine operators

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