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Accident: 170826069 - Employee Becomes Ill After Inhaling Exhaust Fumes

Accident: 170826069 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 02/21/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12736746402/21/199654117-Eleven Store #25410
Employee #1, a sales clerk in a convenience store, inhaled exhaust fumes when the store's floor was cleaned, waxed, and buffed by a contractor with an 11 horsepower, Honda Pioneer propane-powered buffer, Eclipse Model. Employee #1, who was working alone, felt as if she was having a heart attack and asked if she could leave and go to a hospital. Employee #1 was diagnosed with overexposure to carbon monoxide. She was treated in a hyperbaric chamber and kept in the hospital overnight for observation.
Keywords: ventilation, work rules, inhalation, exhaust fumes, propane, overexposure, carbon monoxide
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 127367464 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Sales counter clerks

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