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Accident: 201480282 - Employee Dies After Exposure To Carbon Monoxide

Accident: 201480282 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 07/08/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
At approximately 7:30 a.m., Employee #1 entered the rear of a truck-mounted darkroom to develop film. At approximately 8:30 a.m., a coworker tried to contact him but got no response. The coworker pried open the door and found Employee #1 lying on the floor. Emergency personnel were called, and Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the scene. The original coroner's report stated that he died of natural causes; however, subsequent laboratory reports indicated lethal concentrations of carboxyhemoglobin in Employee #1's blood.
Keywords: vapor, ventilation, work rules, construction, inhalation, carboxyhemoglobin, chemical vapor, poisoning, overexposure, carbon monoxide
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Pipeline Other $500,000 to $1,000,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 125865600 Fatality Asphyxia Helpers, construction trades FallDist:
Cause: Surveying
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor

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