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Accident: 202345211 - Two Employees Die Due To Asphyxia In Toxic Environment

Accident: 202345211 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 01/08/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30849382401/08/200558123bm Casselberry, Inc Dba Mcdonald'S
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30849381601/08/20055169Nuco2, Inc.
On January 8, 2005, Employee #1 and Employee #2 were attempting to refill a carbon dioxide tank. The fill connection was located in a storage room. The door to the storage room was locked and the employees used a ladder to climb over a 10-ft wall to access the connection. Carbon dioxide began leaking into the enclosed area. Employees #1 and #2 died due to asphyxia.
Keywords: asphyxiated, food preparation, work rules, inhalation, air contamination, tank, truck driver, carbon dioxide, gas leak, chemical vapor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308493824 Fatality Asphyxia Miscelaneous food preparation occupations
2 308493816 Fatality Asphyxia Truck drivers, heavy

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