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Accident: 170826010 - Employees Become Ill After Exposure To Carbon Monoxide

Accident: 170826010 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 11/14/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11956722011/15/19952879Central Chemical Corporation
Employees #1 through #5 were repackaging a powered pesticide in a 40 ft by 60 ft room with a 30 ft ceiling. A propane-powered forklift was also operating in the room for approximately four hours. Two employees complained of headaches and flu-like symptoms. Approximately 30 minutes later, another employee passed out while trying to go outside for fresh air. Employees #1 through #5 were hospitalized.
Keywords: unconsciousness, ventilation, headache, work rules, inhalation, industrial truck, exhaust fumes, overexposure, carbon monoxide
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119567220 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Packaging and filling machine operators
2 119567220 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscellaneous hand working occupations
3 119567220 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscellaneous hand working occupations
4 119567220 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators
5 119567220 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscellaneous hand working occupations

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