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Accident: 200800803 - Six Employees Overexposed To Carbon Monoxide From Fork Lifts

Accident: 200800803 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 12/27/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30610470402/10/20035084Wisconsin Lift Truck Corp.
On December 27, 2002, six employees were overexposed to carbon monoxide due to LP fork lifts operating without adequate ventilation within the warehouse and enclosed trailers. The calculated carbon monoxide exposure was 230 ppm as a time-weighted average. Five employees were treated and released from the hospital and Employee #1 was admitted overnight. Employees experienced headaches, dizziness and red faces.
Keywords: asphyxiated, ventilation, warehouse, headache, industrial truck, dizziness, trailer, carbon monoxide
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 306104704 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Truck drivers, light

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