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Accident: 200370435 - Seven Employees Exposed To Carbon Monoxide

Accident: 200370435 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 02/24/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30241847002/25/19999199Horry County Public Works
Employees #1 through #7 and coworkers were in a county office building when they began to experience symptoms such as headache, nausea, and dizziness. The entire building was evacuated and Employees #1 through #7 and 97 coworkers were taken to area hospitals. The cause was later determined to be exposure to carbon monoxide from a boiler whose exhaust system had been improperly installed when the building was renovated ten years before.
Keywords: vapor, headache, boiler, inhalation, nausea, air contamination, dizziness, exhaust fumes, chemical vapor, carbon monoxide
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302418470 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Supervisors, general office
2 302418470 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Billing clerks
3 302418470 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Billing clerks
4 302418470 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Billing clerks
5 302418470 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Billing clerks
6 302418470 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Billing clerks
7 302418470 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Billing clerks

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