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Accident: 829275 - Employee Hospitalized After Exposure To Carbon Monoxide

Accident: 829275 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 09/17/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11505580810/27/19922013Dial Corporation
Workers were at their job stations packing meat. The employees of an outside contractor were operating gasoline chop saws near the workers for 2 to 2 1/2 hours. The exhaust from the chop saw motors was not vented outside, the air-conditioned area did not have any makeup air, and the exterior doors were kept closed due to USDA regulations. The meat packing employees were walking through the fumes and were exposed to carbon monoxide. Employees #1 through #7 experienced increased blood pressure and red skin. Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: make up air, ventilation, saw, exhaust fumes, skin, gasoline, carbon monoxide
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115055808 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported

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