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Accident: 699629 - Employee Killed By Leaking Carbon Dioxide

Accident: 699629 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 09/26/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10259581609/27/19954213Keystone Foods Corporation
Employee #1, a delivery driver for M & M Restaurant Supply, was delivering supplies, food, and carbon dioxide to a McDonald's in Xenia, OH. After having delivered the carbon dioxide to the store's bulk carbon dioxide system, Employee #1 was found unconscious at the bottom of a stairwell where the fill station was located. Investigation found that the store had a history of carbon dioxide leaks in the hose hook-up to the fill station. The carbon dioxide levels in Employee #1's blood were found to be 187 ppm, compared to a normal range of 35 to 45 ppm.
Keywords: delivery work, unconsciousness, asphyxiated, inadequate maint, inhalation, hose, carbon dioxide, gas leak, overexposure
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102595816 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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