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Accident: 360967749 - Five Employees Overcome By Carbon Monoxide

Accident: 360967749 -- Report ID: 0521100 -- Event Date: 06/10/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12248258106/12/19963312Walker Forge Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12248259906/14/19961796Bjs Systems, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12248258106/12/19963312Walker Forge Inc
On June 10, 1996, Employees #1 through #3, who worked for a forging company, and Employees #4 and #5, who worked for a subcontractor, were using two forklifts in a 22 ft by 28 ft room for between 20 and 30 minutes to install an overhead crane support I-beam. They were exposed to estimated carbon monoxide levels of 1,400 ppm. All five were hospitalized for elevated carboxyhemoglobin levels.
Keywords: work rules, inhalation, industrial truck, air contamination, exhaust fumes, carboxyhemoglobin, carbon monoxide, ventilation, construction, poisoning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 122482581 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Painters, construction and maintenance
2 122482599 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Painters, construction and maintenance
3 122482599 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Painters, construction and maintenance
4 122482581 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Machinists
5 122482581 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Machinery maintenance occupations

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