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Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 1 4
Current Violations 3 1 4
Initial Penalty $900 $0 $0 $150 $0 $1,050
Current Penalty $900 $0 $0 $150 $0 $1,050
FTA Amount $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0

Violation Items
# ID Type Standard Issuance Abate Curr$ Init$ Fta$ Contest LastEvent
  1. 01001 Other 342 A 05/27/1998 06/01/1998 $150 $150 $0 -
  2. 02001 Serious 3203 A04 B 05/27/1998 06/01/1998 $750 $750 $0 -
  3. 03001 Serious 3203 A07 D 05/27/1998 06/01/1998 $75 $75 $0 -
  4. 04001 Serious 5141 A 05/27/1998 06/01/1998 $75 $75 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 170865612 Event: 02/22/1998Employee Suffers From Carbon Monoxide Exposure
On Friday, February 20, 1998, Employee #1, who worked for a carpet cleaning and restoration company, finished the day's work at a privately-owned condominium that had been damaged by water. The unit was unoccupied and had no electricity, so the employer had rented a gasoline-powered generator to power fans and dehumidifiers indoors. Employee #1 left the generator running when he departed that night. Unbeknownst to his employer, he returned to the job site on Saturday and Sunday to sleep because he did not have a home. He was exposed to the carbon monoxide from the generator as he slept. Employee #1 hospitalized for a week, but he is expected to make a full recovery.
Keywords: vapor, ventilation, work rules, inhalation, exhaust fumes, sleeping quarters, chemical vapor, overexposure, carbon monoxide
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125655720 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Janitors and cleaners

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