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Accident: 856427 - Seven Employees Injured From Carbon Monoxide Exposure

Accident: 856427 -- Report ID: 0524500 -- Event Date: 01/06/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12219594401/07/19962046Archer Daniels Midland Co.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12219596901/07/19961711All Tri-R, Inc.
On January 6, 1995, Employees #1 through #3 were removing an old waste heat duct from the gas fired boiler-room of the corn processing plant. Employees #4 through #7 worked in or near the boiler-room. Employees #1 through #3 became ill with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning. Employees #1 through #3 were hospitalized with elevated carboxyhemoglobin levels. Employees #4 through #7 were taken to the hospital as a precaution. They were treated and released. The source of carbon monoxide was improperly tuned and leaking boilers.
Keywords: boiler, inhalation, carboxyhemoglobin, carbon monoxide, ventilation, inadequate maint, construction, gas leak, poisoning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 122195944 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
2 122195944 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
3 122195944 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
4 122195944 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
5 122195969 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
6 122195969 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
7 122195969 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported

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