Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200640019 - Employee Hospitalized For Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Accident: 200640019 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 11/30/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10886852211/30/19958099Plasma Alliance
On November 30, 1995, Employee #1 and six coworkers opened up their building in the morning. The contract cleaning service had used a propane-powered buffer the night before, and the workers began to experience symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. They were transported to a local hospital, where Employee #1 and three coworkers were treated in hyperbolic chambers; the other three coworkers were held for observation. All seven workers were expected to be released by the end of the day. The employer called the natural gas company to check for gas leaks. It continued monitoring the facility until the carbon monoxide readings were down to 10 ppm. The employer continued to ventilate the building for an additional two hours, and then opened for business.
Keywords: vapor, ventilation, work rules, cleaning, inhalation, exhaust fumes, chemical vapor, poisoning, overexposure, carbon monoxide
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108868522 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.