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Accident: 200670776 - Employee Dies Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Accident: 200670776 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 06/20/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30049437406/23/19971771Concrete Cutting And Breaking Inc
Employee #1 was operating a gasoline-powered concrete saw in an enclosed area before he stopped work and left for lunch. He was re-entering the building upon his return when he collapsed and died. It was subsequently determined that Employee #1 died of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Keywords: ventilation, construction, inhalation, saw, air contamination, exhaust fumes, poisoning, overexposure, carbon monoxide
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation $50,000 to $250,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300494374 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Cutting concrete pavement
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor

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