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Accident: 170865612 - Employee Suffers From Carbon Monoxide Exposure

Accident: 170865612 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 02/22/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12565572003/12/19987217White Magic Carpet & Cleaning
On Friday, February 20, 1998, Employee #1, who worked for a carpet cleaning and restoration company, finished the day's work at a privately-owned condominium that had been damaged by water. The unit was unoccupied and had no electricity, so the employer had rented a gasoline-powered generator to power fans and dehumidifiers indoors. Employee #1 left the generator running when he departed that night. Unbeknownst to his employer, he returned to the job site on Saturday and Sunday to sleep because he did not have a home. He was exposed to the carbon monoxide from the generator as he slept. Employee #1 hospitalized for a week, but he is expected to make a full recovery.
Keywords: vapor, ventilation, work rules, inhalation, exhaust fumes, sleeping quarters, chemical vapor, overexposure, carbon monoxide
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125655720 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Janitors and cleaners

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