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Accident: 200611424 - Employees Sustain Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Accident: 200611424 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 04/10/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30254266704/10/20021771A.P. Concrete Floors, Inc
On April 10, 2002, Employees #1 through #3 were finishing a concrete floor in an enclosed basement. After they noticed headaches and nausea, one of them went to a nearby convenience store to get aspirin, and he collapsed. He then directed emergency responders to the worksite for the other two employees. Employees #1 through #3 were transported for treatment in a hyperbaric chamber. The emergency responders measured 740 ppm of carbon monoxide in the basement area. The employees' blood carboxyhemoglobins were 26.5, 20.6, and 29.1 percent after about 45 minutes of oxygen treatment. The calculated eight hour exposure levels were 277 ppm, 183 ppm, and 281 ppm.
Keywords: enclosed space, carboxyhemoglobin, poisoning, carbon monoxide
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Other Under $50,000 3
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 302542667 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Concrete and terrazzo finishers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Stripping and curing concrete
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor
2 302542667 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Concrete and terrazzo finishers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Stripping and curing concrete
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor
3 302542667 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Concrete and terrazzo finishers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Stripping and curing concrete
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor

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