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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 1 1
Current Violations
Initial Penalty $500 $0 $0 $0 $0 $500
Current Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
Deleted 1. 01001 Serious 19101000 E 06/18/1990 06/21/1990 $500 $500 $0 06/29/1990 L - State Settlement

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 787408 Event: 01/05/1990Six Employees Overexposed To Carbon Monoxide
Employees #1 through #6 were overexposed to carbon monoxide when a propane fueled forklift malfunctioned in a poorly ventilated warehouse. All six were admitted to area hospitals with symptoms consistent with carbon monoxide overexposure. Based on carboxyhemoglobin levels, exposures were most likely around 225 ppm, exceeding the ceiling limit. All six employees fully recovered.
Keywords: ventilation, toxic atmosphere, inhalation, industrial truck, exhaust fumes, carboxyhemoglobin, overexposure, carbon monoxide, mech malfunction
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 108236142 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.
2 108236142 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Supervisors, general office
3 108236142 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Sales counter clerks
4 108236142 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.
5 108236142 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Buyers, wholesale & retail trade except farm prod.
6 108236142 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Sales workers, hardware and building supplies

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