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Accident: 200901577 - One Employee Dies, One Is Poisoned By Carbon Monoxide

Accident: 200901577 -- Report ID: 0418400 -- Event Date: 02/02/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30740727002/03/20054222Georgia Cold Storage Co.
On February 2, 2005, Employees #1 and #2 were operating LP gas powered industrial trucks inside a refrigerated warehouse. Employees #1 and #2 were exposed to carbon monoxide and became unconscious during the afternoon. They remained in the warehouse until the following morning when they were found. The rescue personnel took them to the hospital. Employee #1 died as a result of poisoning by carbon monoxide. Employee #2 was hospitalized and recovered.
Keywords: asphyxiated, warehouse, equipment operator, industrial truck, poisoning, carbon monoxide
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307407270 Fatality Asphyxia Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators
2 307407270 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Industrial truck and tractor equipment operators

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