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Accident: 970756 - Seven Employees Overexposed To Carbon Monoxide

Accident: 970756 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 10/20/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10558613510/20/19884225Albertson'S Inc.
At approximately 3:00 a.m. on October 20, 1988, Employees #1 through #7 were working in a refrigerated food warehouse where other companies were doing remodeling and construction work at the rear of the warehouse distribution center. The warehouse employees started work adjacent to the construction where propane-powered manlifts had been running most of the day. Employees #1 through #7 became ill after 4 to 5 hours and were taken to the hospital, where carboxyhemoglobin was measured and ranged from a low of 15.2 percent to a high of 23.4 percent. Employees #1 through #7 were hospitalized suffering from carbon monoxide poisoning.
Keywords: warehouse, toxic atmosphere, propane, carboxyhemoglobin, poisoning, toxic fumes, elevator, overexposure, carbon monoxide
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105586135 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators
2 105586135 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators
3 105586135 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators
4 105586135 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators
5 105586135 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators
6 105586135 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators
7 105586135 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscellaneous material moving equipment operators

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