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Accident: 200771475 - Employee Overexposed To Carbon Dioxide Due To A Clogged Vent

Accident: 200771475 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 01/16/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30380993301/17/20022013Genoa Sausage Company
On January 16, 2002, spice was added into a meat chopper machine. The empty bag became sucked into the exhaust system. At some point, the exhaust system failed due to a clogged vent. Carbon dioxide, which was being injected into the meat, vented into the plant, exposing all employees. The employees experienced headaches, nausea, felt faint, etc. and were transported to hospitals for observation, none were admitted. (The sick employees were not listed on injury lines on the original form.)
Keywords: carbon dioxide, overexposure
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303809933 Occupation not reported

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