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Accident: 200270601 - Seven Employees Treated For Carbon Monoxide Inhalation

Accident: 200270601 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 01/06/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12219592812/07/19952046Archer Daniels Midland Co.
On January 6, 1995, three contractor employees were removing an old waste heat duct from the gas-fired boiler room at a corn processing plant. At the time, four administrative employees were working in or near the boiler room. The contractor employees began to suffer symptoms consistent with carbon monoxide poisoning; all three had elevated levels of carboxyhemoglobin and were hospitalized. As a precaution, the four administrative employees were also taken to the hospital, where they treated and released. The source of the carbon monoxide was traced to the improperly tuned and leaking boilers.
Keywords: maintenance, vapor, ventilation, boiler, inhalation, air contamination, carboxyhemoglobin, chemical vapor, overexposure, carbon monoxide
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 122195928

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