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Accident: 827931 - Employee Dies Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Accident: 827931 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 02/07/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10425031103/01/19903272Iowa Prestressed Concrete, Inc.
On February 7, 1990, Employee #1 was replacing a faulty temperature probe while under a tarpaulin that had been placed over a tee bed filled with concrete (20 to 30 T, 200 ft long). Steam, hot air, and exhaust gases from a boiler burner were used to keep the concrete's temperature at 160 degrees F. At around 10:00 a.m., a coworker who could have been making a temperature check discovered and attempted to revive Employee #1. Sixty-six percent CO-Hb was found in the employee's blood.
Keywords: respiratory, ventilation, work rules, boiler, inhalation, exhaust fumes, poisoning, carbon monoxide
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104250311 Fatality Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported

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