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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

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Accident: 904300 - Employees Are Exposed To Co, Two Are Hospitalized

Accident: 904300 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 02/12/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11500124002/12/19911629Songer Corp Uss Gary Works
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11500125702/13/19913316U.S. Steel Gary Works
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11500124002/12/19911629Songer Corp Uss Gary Works
At approximately 11:35 p.m. on February 12, 1991, Employees #1 through #30 returned from a lunch break to clean brick from the walls inside blast furnace #13. After working for approximately 20 minutes, the employees became very weak and began to suffer shortness of breath. Approximately 10 minutes later, an employee passed out. Carbon monoxide had been seeping into the furnace. The employees were unaware of it because a carbon monoxide monitoring system was not installed. Some employees were able to climb a ladder to safety. Others had to be pulled out with a rope. Employees #8 and #29 were hospitalized.
Keywords: unconsciousness, work rules, overexposure, carbon monoxide, furnace, confined space, blast furnace, construction, fainted
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115001240 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
2 115001240 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
3 115001240 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
4 115001240 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
5 115001240 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
6 115001240 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
7 115001240 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
8 115001240 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
9 115001240 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
10 115001240 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
11 115001240 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
12 115001240 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
13 115001240 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
14 115001240 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
15 115001240 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
16 115001240 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
17 115001240 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
18 115001240 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
19 115001240 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
20 115001240 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
21 115001240 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
22 115001240 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
23 115001240 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
24 115001240 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
25 115001240 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
26 115001257 Occupation Not Listed
27 115001240 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
28 115001240 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
29 115001240 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
30 115001240 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
31 115001240 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction

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