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Inspection: 300599719 - Bronx Va Medical Center

Inspection Information - Office: Bayside

Nr: 300599719Report ID: 0215600Open Date: 02/05/1999

Bronx Va Medical Center
130 West Kingsbridge Road
Bronx, NY 10468
Union Status: Union
SIC: 8062/General Medical and Surgical Hospitals

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Ownership: 
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:08/03/1999
Close Case:01/18/2000

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth
 Accident360393508    

Violation Summary
Serious Willful Repeat Other Unclass Total
Initial Violations 3 2 1 6
Current Violations 3 2 1 6
Initial Penalty $0 $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
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
  1. 01001 Serious 19100145 C03 08/03/1999 08/06/1999 $0 $0 $0 -
  2. 01002A Serious 19101000 A02 08/03/1999 08/06/1999 $0 $0 $0 -
  3. 01002B Serious 19101000 E 08/03/1999 12/20/1999 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  4. 01002C Serious 19100134 D01 I 08/03/1999 12/20/1999 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  5. 01003 Serious 19100134 D01 III 08/03/1999 12/20/1999 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  6. 02001A Repeat 19101200 E01 II 08/03/1999 09/20/1999 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  7. 02001B Repeat 19101200 H01 08/03/1999 12/20/1999 $0 $0 $0 I - Informal Settlement
  8. 02002 Repeat 19100134 C01 08/03/1999 09/20/1999 $0 $0 $0 -
  9. 03001 Other 19600070 A 08/03/1999 08/06/1999 $0 $0 $0 -

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200830107Event: 02/03/1999Employee Killed By Overexposure To Carbon Dioxide In Cooler
Employee #1, a research physician, was in the 8 ft wide by 14 ft long by 8 ft high cold room #1F-29B of the research building, packing specimens into a picnic cooler for transport to Washington, D.C., where his lab was being relocated. The door was locked from the inside and approximately 12 blocks of dry ice were in the cold room. At approximately 4:00 p.m., a coworker saw Employee #1 lying, face down, on the floor and forced open the door. He removed Employee #1, who had turned blue. The coworker administered CPR, but without success. Employee #1 died as a result of overexposure to carbon dioxide.
Keywords: oxygen deficiency, asphyxiated, vapor, cpr, inhalation, gas, carbon dioxide, chemical vapor, chemical
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 300599719 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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