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Accident: 201795226 - Employee Is Overcome By Carbon Monoxide Fumes

Accident: 201795226 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 03/15/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12608659403/21/20021771Samey Ahmed Elzaiat
At approximately 10:20 a.m. on March 15, 2002, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were cutting a section of concrete floor measuring 76 inches wide by 97 inches long by 8 feet tall from the restroom of a lighting rental company warehouse. The cutting saw was gasoline powered and ventilation was not provided. The door to the restroom closed and it is suspected that both employees were overcome by carbon monoxide. The contractor managed to stumble out of the room to get help. Employee #1 collapsed and was subsequently transported to the hospital.
Keywords: ventilation, inhalation, exhaust fumes, hand tool, overexposure, carbon monoxide
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 20
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 126086594 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Cutting concrete pavement
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor

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