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Carbon monoxide poisoning and death following the use of explosives.
Decker J; Deitchman S; Santis L
Appl Occup Environ Hyg 1999 Jan; 14(1):7-14
Carbon monoxide (CO) intoxication leading to illness and death has been reported from a variety of sources, including internal combustion engines, structural fires, industrial operations, and improperly vented heating or cooking appliances. In a recent incident, three cases of CO poisoning in a confined space, including one fatality, were caused by CO migrating through soil after nearby use of explosives.
Poison-gases; Poisons; Mortality-rates; Mortality-data; Traumatic-injuries; Explosives; Explosive-hazards; Explosives-industry; Combustion-engines; Fire-hazards; Industrial-hazards; Heating-equipment; Cooking-equipment
John Decker, NIOSH Atlanta Field Office, 1600 Clifton Road, Mailstop 37, Atlanta, GA 30333
Issue of Publication
Applied Occupational and Environmental Hygiene
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