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Accident: 82264.015 - Employee Is Overcome And Killed By Carbon Monoxide

Accident: 82264.015 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 12/18/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1114168.01512/19/2015Matthew Breithaupt Dba Long Acre Farms
On December 18, 2015, an employee who worked on a hog farm entered a building th at was approximately 14 feet x 17 feet with an 8 foot ceiling. It was divided i nto a primary entrance and an office. Employees are required to shower and cha nge clothes prior to entering the hog barn. The employee reached through a windo w into the office to set down her bag and lunch, and entered the door to the sho wer. Her coworker, the owner, was in the hog barn cleaning the facility with an Alladin 16535 power washer that was installed in the office area near the showe r. While on a break, the coworker went looking for the employee and found her u nconscious in the shower area. After testing the employees blood, it was found that the employees carboxyhemoglobin level was at 47.8 percent. per SLCLs ca lculation, the employee's exposure for a 60 minute occupational exposure was 27 72 ppm. The 8 hour time weighted exposure was 346 ppm. The employee was killed by asphyxiation.
Keywords: agriculture, asphyxiated, carbon monoxide, laser, oxygen
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1114168.015 17 F Fatality Farm workers

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