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CA storage: respiration halted for fruit and people.

Authors
Michigan Fatality Assessment & Control Evaluation
Source
East Lansing, MI: Michigan State University, Department of Medicine, Occupational and Environmental Medicine, HA#12, 2011 May; :1
NIOSHTIC No.
20041143
Abstract
In 2008, a 59-year-old male employee at a fruit storage facility located on a farm died after entering a controlled atmosphere (CA) apple storage room containing less than 3% oxygen (O2). The decedent removed the Plexiglas window's wing nuts and climbed through the opening of the CA door. He was working alone. He was found by the farm owner in the room. The farm owner took a deep breath and leaned his upper body through the CA door opening and pulled the decedent to the door. After calling for emergency response, the farm owner took another deep breath, again leaned into the room and removed the decedent.
Keywords
Injuries; Traumatic-injuries; Workers; Humans; Accidents; Ventilation; Oxygen-deficient-atmospheres; Confined-spaces; Hazards
CAS No.
75-09-2
Publication Date
20110509
Document Type
Other
Email Address
debra.chester@ht.msu.edu
Funding Type
Cooperative Agreement
Fiscal Year
2011
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Cooperative-Agreement-Number-U60-OH-008329
Source Name
CA storage: respiration halted for fruit and people
State
MI
Performing Organization
Michigan State Department of Labor and Economic Growth
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