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Accident: 170123913 - Employees Ill After Inhaling Asphyxiating Substances

Accident: 170123913 -- Report ID: 0454722 -- Event Date: 07/07/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11447881107/07/19952652James River Corporation
A contractor was removing the floor covering from a concrete floor using a gasoline-powered scarifier machine. A maintenance crew from the plant was painting walls above the area at the time. Eighteen employees at their work stations at offset printing presses were exposed to carbon monoxide, concrete dust, floor cover dust, and paint vapors. They became asphyxiated, and three were hospitalized.
Keywords: asphyxiated, vapor, ventilation, inhalation, paint, exhaust fumes, toxic fumes, dust inhalation, carbon monoxide
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 114478811 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
2 114478811 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
3 114478811 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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