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Accident: 200535524 - Two Employees Are Exposed To Carbon Dioxide, One Is Killed

Accident: 200535524 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 01/02/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31687731501/03/20132046Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
On January 2, 2013, two employees (Employee #1, Employee #2), with Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, were removing outside man-way covers. Allegedly, when the second man-way cover was removed, the employees re-entered a building. Apparently, both Employee #1 and Employee #2 were exposed to carbon dioxide during these activities. Later, first shift coworkers entered the building and saw that both Employee #1 and Employee #2 were unconscious. Emergency response rescue efforts were undertaken. Employee #1 was killed, and Employee #2 was hospitalized. Employee #1 was killed by carbon dioxide exposure.
Keywords: unconsciousness, asphyxiated, cover, emergency response, toxic atmosphere, carbon dioxide, mill--plant
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 316877315 Fatality Asphyxia Machinery maintenance occupations

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