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Accident: 14535215 - Employee Overcome And Killed By Carbon Monoxide

Accident: 14535215 -- Report ID: 0830300 -- Event Date: 09/21/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
151630109/21/19842063American Crystal Sugar Company
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS CLEANING IN THE CARBON DIOXIDE COMPRESSOR ROOM WHEN HE WAS OVERCOME AND KILLED BY CARBON MONOXIDE GAS. THE COMPRESSOR ROOM IS IN THE LIME KILN AREA. THE ACCIDENT OCCURRED BECAUSE THE AUTOMATIC SHUT-OFF FAILED. IF OPERABLE, THE SHUT-OFF WOULD HAVE PREVENTED CARBON MONOXIDE AND CARBON DIOXIDE FROM ESCAPING THROUGH THE SUMP INTO THE COMPRESSOR ROOM.
Keywords: cleaning, gas, shut-off valve, carbon dioxide, gas leak, carbon monoxide
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1516301 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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