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Accident: 200823243 - Employees Are Over Exposed To Carbon Monoxide

Accident: 200823243 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 02/28/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30976418103/01/20064225Fic America Corp.
Sixteen warehouse employees were taken to four area hospitals due to carbon monoxide exposure. Source of the exposure was a propane powered forklifts. The calculated 8-hour TWA exposure for four of the employees ranged from 256 parts per million to 510 parts per million based on their carboxy-hemoglobin levels. The investigator was able to obtain only four of the sixteen blood test results from the hospitals. Three employees were admitted to the hospital. Two employees stayed over night and one employee was hospitalized for two days. The Injury Line in the original report did not list these hospitalizations. The six forklift's exhaust gases were tested by a service company the next day. Four of the forklifts tested had excessive carbon monoxide levels
Keywords: asphyxiated, industrial truck, propane, overexposure, carbon monoxide
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309764181 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Hand packers and packagers
2 309764181 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.
3 309764181 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Hand packers and packagers
4 309764181 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Hand packers and packagers

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