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Accident: 200801272 - Three Employees Suffer Carbon Monoxide Poisioning

Accident: 200801272 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 03/02/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30837922103/03/20051731Hill'S Wiring
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30837921303/03/20051542Kraemer Brothers, Llc
On March 2, 2005, Employees #1, #2, and #3 were working in a newly constructed building, which was being powered by an 18-horsepower V-Twin Briggs and Stratton Vanguard gas-powered generator. Employees #1 and #2 were operating chain saws, while Employee #3 worked nearby. After about two hours of exposure to the machine's exhaust fumes, Employee #1 lost consciousness and collapsed, fracturing his cheek bone as he landed. Employee #2, reported feeling dizzy, and Employee #3 also reported being sickened by the carbon monoxide fumes being released by the generator, but he did not lose consciousness. All three employees were admitted to a nearby hospital, where they were hospitalized and treated for carbon monoxide poisoning.
Keywords: unconsciousness, asphyxiated, ppe, toxic atmosphere, inhalation, carbon monoxide, building, construction, poisoning
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Other building New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 1
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 308379221 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Electricians FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Installing equipment (HVAC and other)
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor
2 308379213 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Cutting concrete pavement
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor
3 308379213 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Supervisors; handlers,equip-cleaners,laborers nec FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Cutting concrete pavement
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor

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