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Accident: 566059 - Employee Dies When Asphyxiated By Fumes From Generator

Accident: 566059 -- Report ID: 0636900 -- Event Date: 09/18/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11036552510/14/19920752International Animal Exchange, Inc.
Employee #1 was using a gasoline-powered generator inside a small storage trailer. He was working alone, drilling holes in several pieces of lumber. He was overcome by combustion fumes and found dead in the trailer the following morning. The medical examiner ruled it an accidental death from acute carbon monoxide intoxication with 81-percent carboxyhemoglobin in the blood.
Keywords: respiratory, asphyxiated, ventilation, agriculture, work rules, inhalation, carboxyhemoglobin, carbon monoxide, electric generator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110365525 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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