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Accident: 201078565 - Employee Is Poisoned While Inhaling Carbon Monoxide

Accident: 201078565 -- Report ID: 0950632 -- Event Date: 08/13/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31534609808/30/20125411Sprouts Farmers Market
About 1:40 a.m. on August 13, 2012, Employee #1,with Sprouts Farmers Market, was using on a gasoline powered washer machine to clean the walls of a walk-in crisping area. Apparently, there was a lack of ventilation as the refrigeration unit on the ceiling was only recirculating the air inside the walk-in crisping room and not exhausting the air to the outside. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he received treatment for at least two days. There was poor ventilation to remove the carbon monoxide out of the walk-in crisping area. Employee #1 used a gasoline powered washer instead of the electrically powered one that the employer had available.
Keywords: ventilation, work rules, cleaning, poisoning, gasoline, carbon monoxide, elec port tool--misc
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315346098 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Miscelaneous food preparation occupations

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