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Accident: 201113990 - Employee Injured By Carbon Monoxide Fumes

Accident: 201113990 -- Report ID: 0950643 -- Event Date: 12/26/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12031041203/11/20021541H.A. Gil Construction Co. Inc.
On December 26, 2001, Employee #1 with H.A. Gil Construction Company, was removing tiles in an enclosed area with a scraper tool powered by an emglo air compressor with a gasoline-powered Honda 5 hp engine (VHN163U1G1RA). He was exposed to carbon monoxide, and was subsequently hospitalized for three days. The cause was failure to follow the employer instructions to operate the engine outside the enclosed work area.
Keywords: enclosed space, compressor, ventilation, construction, engine, gasoline, carbon monoxide
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1 12
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 120310412 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Cutting concrete pavement
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor

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