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Accident: 913301 - Employee Dies Of Carbon Monoxide Exposure In Blast Furnace

Accident: 913301 -- Report ID: 0552625 -- Event Date: 03/25/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11451981203/25/19933312Mclouth Steel
Employee #1, a foreman, went to the charging platform to investigate coke blowing out of a blast furnace. The furnace was in operation and the employee entered the charging platform apparently without informing anyone and without using SCBA. Employee #1 was exposed to blast furnace gases containing large quantities of carbon monoxide. He died.
Keywords: furnace, work rules, blast furnace, inhalation, scba, overexposure, carbon monoxide, communication
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 114519812 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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