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Carbon monoxide poisoning associated with use of LPG-powered (propane) forklifts in industrial settings - Iowa, 1998.

Authors
Comstock-RD; Currier-RW; Markiewicz-KV; Welke-RL; Quinlisk-MP; Greiner-TH
Source
JAMA J Am Med Assoc 2000 Jan; 283(3):331-332
NIOSHTIC No.
20032854
Abstract
In 1998, the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Iowa State University (ISU) Extension Department, with the assistance of local health departments, investigated a series of carbon monoxide (CO) poisonings associated with the use of liquified petroleum gas (LPG)-powered forklifts in light industry. In each episode, forklifts emitting high CO concentration levels were operated in inadequately ventilated warehouse and production facilities, which resulted in high CO accumulations. Employees at each site developed symptoms of CO poisoning, and some employees received inadequate or inappropriate medical care. This report summarizes the investigations and provides recommendations to prevent such incidents.
Keywords
Statistical-analysis; Mortality-rates; Mortality-data; Gases; Poisons; Poison-gases; Propanes; Industrial-equipment; Industrial-exposures; Industrial-poisons; Industrial-ventilation; Warehousing; Ventilation
Contact
RD Comstock, Iowa Department Public Health, Des Moines, IA 50319
CODEN
JAMAAP
CAS No.
630-08-0
Publication Date
20000119
Document Type
Journal Article
Fiscal Year
2000
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Issue of Publication
3
ISSN
0098-7484
NIOSH Division
DSHEFS
Source Name
Journal of the American Medical Association
State
IA; GA
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