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Hispanic carpet laborer overcome by carbon monoxide fumes.

Authors
Anonymous
Source
NIOSH 2006 May; :1-6
NIOSHTIC No.
20030360
Abstract
The victim, a 25-year-old male carpet installer was part of a two-person crew installing carpets in a new residential home. Since electrical service had not yet been established they were using a gas-powered generator for power. Due to the extreme cold they did not open any windows or doors for ventilation. A neighbor noticed their work van was still at the house later in the evening and investigated. Upon finding the workers unconscious, he called emergency personnel. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The Nebraska Workforce Development, Department of Labor's Investigator concluded that to help prevent future similar occurrences, employers should: 1. Instruct employees in the recognition and avoidance of unsafe condition(s) in his/her work environment. 2. Establish an effective Written Injury Prevention Program & Safety Committee.
Keywords
Region-7; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Protective-measures; Safety-programs; Gases; Respiratory-protection; Exhaust-gases; Combustion-gases; Combustion-products; Combustion-engines
CAS No.
630-08-0
Publication Date
20060530
Document Type
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
PB2006-112830
NTIS Price
A02
Identifying No.
FACE-04NE044; Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-CCU-709864
SIC Code
1752; NAICS-23552; NAICS-23
Source Name
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
State
NE
Performing Organization
Nebraska Department of Labor
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