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Accident: 202721783 - Two Employees Are Overcomed By Carbon Monoxide And One Dies

Accident: 202721783 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 01/14/2014
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31744416401/15/20148742Larry Werner Dba Allegany Property Mgt Rentals Llc
On January 13, 2014, Employee #1 and #2 were painting the interior of a 3,000 square foot, two-story rental home that was being rehabilitated to lease. They were painting in a mudroom and a laundry room on the first floor. A 7,000-watt generator was inside the home and being operated to provide power to a portable light. The two employees began working at approximately 8:00 a.m. They were discovered by a family member at approximately 4:00 p.m. laying on the floors of each room. Employee #1 had succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning and was pronounced dead on the scene. Employee #2 was located and was found unconsciousness. He was transported to a medical center, where he was admitted for carbon monoxide poisoning and hospitalized. Upon entry into the home, rescue workers measured readings of elevated carbon monoxide levels at 80 parts per million (ppm) on the first floor of the home and 172 ppm on the second floor.
Keywords: respiratory, unconsciousness, inhalation, poisoning, painter, carbon monoxide
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 2 25 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 317444164 Fatality Poisoning(Systemic) Construction laborers
2 317444164 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Construction laborers

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