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Accident: 14501001 - Carbon Monoxide Exposure From Propane Powerd Forklifts.

Accident: 14501001 -- Report ID: 0213900 -- Event Date: 08/10/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
98519208/11/19847331Halco Mailing Services Co
ALL THE ABOVE EMPLOYEES WERE WORKING AT THEIR REGULAR WORK STATIONS WHEN EMPLOYEES BEGAN TO EXPERIENCE HEADACHES, DIZZINESS, NAUSEA AND WEAKNESS. EMPLOYEE #4 HAD THE WORST CONDITIONS, WITH CHEST PAINS AND BLUE DISCOLORATION AROUND THE LIPS. ALL ABOVE EMPLOYEES WERE SENT TO THE HOSPITAL AND RELEASED. ALL FELT BETTER WHEN THEY WERE IN THE FRESH AIR. ALL WALKED UNDER THEIR OWN POWER TO THE AMBULANCE AND HOSPITAL. CARBON MONOXIDE WAS PROBABLY EMITTED FROM THE TWO PROPANE POWERED FORKLIFTS AND POSSIBLE RUNNING OF A DIESEL TRUCK IN LOADING DOCK AREA. NO TRUE EXHAUSTING OR MAKE-UP AIR IN AREA. TWO RECIRCULATING AIR CONDITION UNITS WITH 75% RECIRCULATION AND ONLY 25% MAKE-UP (FRESH) AIR. NO WINDOWS!
Keywords: make up air, ventilation, headache, diesel truck, nausea, industrial truck, dizziness, loading dock, carbon monoxide
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 985192 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
2 985192 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
3 985192 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
4 985192 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
5 985192 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
6 985192 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
7 985192 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
8 985192 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
9 985192 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
10 985192 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
11 985192 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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