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Accident: 200050110 - Employee Dies When Overcome By Carbon Monoxide

Accident: 200050110 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 02/22/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11600605705/09/19971711Kostka Plumbing, Inc.
Employee #1 was found dead, sitting in a truck in the garage of his employer. He apparently had been overcome by carbon monoxide from inhaling the vehicle's exhaust fumes. This was not at a construction site and the employer felt it was a not a work-related fatality. An investigation was ongoing to determine if Employee #1 was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of his death.
Keywords: ventilation, alcohol, construction, inhalation, truck, exhaust fumes, poisoning, overexposure, carbon monoxide, motor vehicle
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building Other Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 116006057 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Connecting
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor

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