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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 125865600 - Conam

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Concord

Nr: 125865600Report ID: 0950622Open Date: 01/10/1997

Old Vasco Road
Byron, CA 94513
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 1623/Water, Sewer, Pipeline, and Communications and Power Line Construction
Mailing: 3985 Teal Court, Benicia, CA 94510

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:05/05/1997
Close Case:08/20/1997

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201480282Event: 07/08/1996Employee Dies After Exposure To Carbon Monoxide
At approximately 7:30 a.m., Employee #1 entered the rear of a truck-mounted darkroom to develop film. At approximately 8:30 a.m., a coworker tried to contact him but got no response. The coworker pried open the door and found Employee #1 lying on the floor. Emergency personnel were called, and Employee #1 was pronounced dead at the scene. The original coroner's report stated that he died of natural causes; however, subsequent laboratory reports indicated lethal concentrations of carboxyhemoglobin in Employee #1's blood.
Keywords: vapor, ventilation, work rules, construction, inhalation, carboxyhemoglobin, chemical vapor, poisoning, overexposure, carbon monoxide
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 125865600 Fatality Asphyxia Helpers, construction trades

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