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Accident: 14506364 - Carbon Monoxide Exposure

Accident: 14506364 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 02/09/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
151515402/12/19851623Payne & Keller Company
EMPLOYEES #1 THROUGH #8 WERE ENGAGED IN A PIPE CONVERSION PROJECT IN A A DRILL SITE BUILDING. ON THE DAY OF THE ACCIDENT, A GAS-POWERED AIR COMPRESSOR WAS BROUGHT INSIDE THE BUILDING AND RUN FOR APPROXIMATELY 6 HOURS WITH INADEQUATE VENTILATION. THE 8 EMPLOYEES EXHIBITED SUCH SYMPTOMS AS HEADACHES, NAUSEA, DROWSINESS AND VERTIGO. THE BUILDING WAS FINALLY EVACUATED AT ABOUT 2 PM. EMPLOYEES # 2, 3 AND 6 LOST CONSCIOUSNESS AND WERE TRANSPORTED, ALONG WITH EMPLOYEE #1, TO THE HOSPITAL BY AMBULANCE. THE REMAINING EMPLOYEES WERE TRANSPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL IN PRIVATE VEHICLES. THE BLOOD CARBOXYHEMOGLOBIN LEVELS OF THE 8 EMPLOYEES RANGED FROM 14.2% TO 19.0%.
Keywords: respiratory, ventilation, headache, nausea, dizziness, exhaust fumes, carboxyhemoglobin, carbon monoxide
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1515154 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
2 1515154 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
3 1515154 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
4 1515154 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
5 1515154 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
6 1515154 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
7 1515154 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
8 1515154 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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