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Accident: 311213326 - Employee Dies Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning From Boiler Vent

Accident: 311213326 -- Report ID: 0830100 -- Event Date: 12/11/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31121332612/13/20071741B & J Masonry Co. Inc.
On December 11, 2007, Employee #1 was part of a crew engaged in stone work at a residential site. To complete the job, they covered the chimney with plastic. Once the plastic was in place, the coworkers went to put away the tools for the night, and left Employee #1 to stitch closed any openings in the plastic covering. The chimney housed the vent for an Ultra 310 boiler system. When the coworkers returned, they found Employee #1, unconscious, in the plastic enclosure. He died of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Keywords: ventilation, work rules, boiler, construction, inhalation, exhaust fumes, chemical vapor, overexposure, carbon monoxide, chemical
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling New project or new addition $5,000,000 to $20,000,000 2 20 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 311213326 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior masonry
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor

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