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Accident: 170035646 - Employees Become Ill After Inhaling Carbon Monoxide

Accident: 170035646 -- Report ID: 0111500 -- Event Date: 03/14/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12317527503/14/19944731Custom Carrier
Between 4:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on March 14, 1994, Employees #1 through #3, working towmotors in a dock area, began to suffer headaches, nausea, and syncope. They were transported to Yale New Haven Hospital, two in an ambulance and one by car. The following day Employees #4 through #8 went to the hospital as a precaution when their colormetric badges for carbon monoxide changed to black. The medical report from Yale New Haven Hospital showed the carboxyhemoglobin levels of all the employees exceeding 30 percent.
Keywords: unconsciousness, headache, inhalation, nausea, industrial truck, carboxyhemoglobin, overexposure, carbon monoxide
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123175275 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators
2 123175275 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators
3 123175275 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators
4 123175275 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators
5 123175275 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators
6 123175275 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators
7 123175275 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Secretaries
8 123175275 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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