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Accident: 200611838 - Employee Is Poisoned By Carbon Monoxide

Accident: 200611838 -- Report ID: 0111700 -- Event Date: 10/08/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30694859710/15/20041623Advanced Building Systems Inc.
At approximately 2:15 p.m. on October 8, 2004, Employee #1 of the Advanced Building Systems Incorporation was sweeping and cleaning debris throughout the first floor. In the meantime, the employees from the Advanced Building Systems were using the saw to cut trenches into the existing concrete floor. A Core Cut CC3500 concrete saw, ID Number 115-0301 was used to cut approximately 138 ft of 6 in.-thick concrete. The saw was in use from approximately 10:00 a.m. till 2:15 p.m. The saw was a source of the carbon monoxide that Employee #1 was exposed to. The Advanced Building Systems' foreman removed Employee #1 from the building and called for the ambulance. The police and fire department arrived on the scene. Employee #1 was treated and transported to the local hospital. The building was evacuated as the fire department conducted sampling to determine the levels of carbon monoxide. According to the fire department, the officials from the City of Nashua and the general contractor, the carbon monoxide levels ranged from 210 ppm to 263 ppm.
Keywords: cleaning, construction, trench, saw, poisoning, overexposure, carbon monoxide, concrete
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2 40
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 306948597 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Demolition
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor

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