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Accident: 201621836 - Employee Dies From Overexposure To Carbon Monoxide

Accident: 201621836 -- Report ID: 1054196 -- Event Date: 02/14/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30841609802/15/20050811Seneca Jones Timber Company An Oregon Ltd Partner
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30841602302/15/20050851Douglas Forest Protective Association
At approximately 12:30 to 1:00 p.m. on February 14, 2005, Employee #1 and a coworker, both cooperative work agreement workers, were rearranging seedling stock in a cooler. They were preparing for a truck delivering the seedlings. Employee #1 was operating a manual pallet jack inside the cooler while the coworker was operating a propane forklift. Employee #1 was going in and out of the cooler, became dizzy and began feeling poorly. He was assisting with the truck unloading when he lost consciousness, due to CO exposure, and died.
Keywords: asphyxiated, inhalation, industrial truck, carbon monoxide, motor vehicle, ventilation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308416098 Occupation not reported
2 308416023 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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