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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations 1 1
Initial Penalty $300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $300
Current Penalty $300 $0 $0 $0 $0 $300
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Serious CON005501 11/02/1988 11/02/1988 $300 $300 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 970756 Event: 10/20/1988Seven Employees Overexposed To Carbon Monoxide
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
Inspection 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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