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Accident: 202502555 - Employee Sickened By Exhaust From Gasoline-Powered Engine

Accident: 202502555 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 09/20/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31121155109/24/20071799Site Maintenance Eastern Shore, Llc
On September 20, 2007, Employee #1 entered a crawl space to check on a gasoline-powered pump that was operating inside it. He complained that it was smoky and he tried to exit the space, but could not do so on his own. Coworkers assisted him out of the crawl space, at which point he collapsed. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital, where he was admitted for treatment.
Keywords: unconsciousness, ventilation, work rules, construction, inhalation, air contamination, exhaust fumes, crawl space, smoke inhalation
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311211551 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction FallDist:
Cause: Waterproofing
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor

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