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Accident: 98118.015 - Worker Operating Power Saw Is Poisoned By Carbon Monoxide

Accident: 98118.015 -- Report ID: 0352420 -- Event Date: 08/11/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1254319.01508/11/2017James Remsburg
At 10:45 a.m. on August 11, 2017, Employee #1 and Coworkers #1 and #2, employed by a construction company, were installing a basement window in a residential bu ilding. Employee #1 was assigned to cut an opening for the window in a concrete wall. To minimize dust entering the residence, he set up a plastic enclosure t hat measured 8 feet by 5.5 feet by 8 feet. He then proceeded to operate a gasol ine-powered Makita MM4 Cutoff Saw inside the enclosure. Employee #1 worked for 40 minutes, whereupon he collapsed. Emergency services were called, and Employe e #1 was transported to the hospital. He was admitted and treated for carbon mo noxide poisoning.
Keywords: carbon monoxide, chemical, confined space, gasoline, installing, masonry wall, poisoning, residential construction, saw, toxic atmosphere
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1254319.015 64 M Hospitalized injury Construction laborers FallDist:
Cause: Installing windows and doors, glazing

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