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Accident: 201631009 - Two Employees Faint From Exposure To Carbon Monoxide

Accident: 201631009 -- Report ID: 1054191 -- Event Date: 06/28/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30359697706/29/20002091Astoria Holdings Inc
Employees #1 and #2 worked in the cold room for two hours, then went on their break. After returning from break, Employee #1 operated a forklift for a short time, then fainted. Employee #2 was walking out with a supervisor and also fainted. Both employees were transported to an area hospital by ambulance. Five coworkers who were also in the area were instructed to go to the hospital, and did so on their own. The attending physician conducted hemoglobin (COHB) blood tests, and he reported that Employees #1 and #2 carbon monoxide levels of 30 and 35.
Keywords: unconsciousness, toxic atmosphere, inhalation, industrial truck, fainted, freezer compartment, carbon monoxide
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303596977 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Fishers
2 303596977 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Fishers

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