Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200052454 - 1 Employee Killed; 1 Employee Is Injured By Carbon Monoxide

Accident: 200052454 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 12/30/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30602371401/03/20051752Renaldo Alvarez
On December 30, 2004, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were installing carpet in a newly constructed home. They were sealing the seams and attaching the carpet under the base boards to the previously attached tack strips. For a few days prior to the accident, employees were using a gas powered generator (MQ MULTIQUIP 6000, GA6HZR Honda Motor. Serial Number 544168 with rental tag etch Number 422146) to run a skill saw, work lights and a power tool battery charger. At the end of each work day the generator would be placed in the locked house for security sake. There was no ventilation in the 960-sqare ft, single story home. The employees passed out due to carbon monoxide inhalation. They were found in the southeast bedroom when rescue personnel arrived. The Sheriff's report stated that when deputies arrived the generator was not running, although the run switch was in the "on" position and the tank was approximately .25 full of gasoline. Employee #1 was killed, and Employee #2 was hospitalized.
Keywords: asphyxiated, ventilation, construction, carbon monoxide
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $50,000 to $250,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306023714 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Construction trades, n.e.c. FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior painting and decorating
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor
2 306023714 Fatality Asphyxia Helpers, construction trades FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior painting and decorating
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close