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Accident: 14479919 - Two Employees Treated For Carbon Monoxide Exposure

Accident: 14479919 -- Report ID: 0352430 -- Event Date: 02/26/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11958962002/26/19962099Red Star Yeast & Products
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11958961202/27/19961711G E Tignall & Co., Inc.
Employee #1, a plumber, was working in a manhole leading to a sewer when he was exposed to carbon monoxide. Employee #2, a bystander who attempted to rescue Employee #1, was also exposed. Both employees received medical treatment, were released the same day, and fully recovered. Carbon monoxide measurements taken in the manhole immediately following the accident ranged between 250 and 600 ppm.
Keywords: work rules, inhalation, manhole, overexposure, carbon monoxide, construction, gas, chemical vapor, poisoning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119589620 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Truck drivers, heavy
2 119589612 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Plumber, pipefitter and steamfiter apprentices

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