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Accident: 14544167 - Exposure To Carbon Monoxide

Accident: 14544167 -- Report ID: 0317740 -- Event Date: 11/05/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
179301711/13/19848011Confront, Inc.
ON 11/5/84 AT 9:30 AM THE HEATING SYSTEM OF AN OUTPATIENT TREATMENT CLINIC IN A CONVERTED RESIDENTIAL BUILDING WAS TURNED ON FOR THE FIRST TIME OF THE HEATING SEASON. BY ABOUT 12:30 PM ALL PRESENT, INCLUDING 8 EMPLOYEES AND 1 VOLUNTEER, NOTICED SYMPTOMS CONSISTENT WITHCARBON MONOXIDE POISONING. THESE SYMPTOMS INCLUDED NAUSEA, DIZZINESS, TINNITUS AND HEADACHES. ALL EXITED THE BUILDING. ALL WERE WORKING ON THE GROUND FLOOR IN VARIOUS ROOMS. THEY WERE ALL HOSPITALIZED WITH CARBOXYHEMOLOBIN LEVELS RANGING FROM 24-35 %, AND TREATED IN HYPERBARIC CHAMBERS. INVESTIGATION BY LOCAL AUTHORITIES INDICATED THAT THE MASONRY CHIMNEY FOR THE NATURAL GAS-FIRED BOILER IN THE BASEMENT HAD COLLAPSED.
Keywords: gas-fired boiler, natural gas, carboxyhemoglobin, poisoning, carbon monoxide, chimney
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1793017 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
2 1793017 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
3 1793017 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
4 1793017 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
5 1793017 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
6 1793017 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
7 1793017 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
8 1793017 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported

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