Owner of an auto dealership dies of carbon monoxide poisoning while doing car repairs in an unventilated garage.
NIOSH 1993 Nov; :1-2
A 50 year old male owner of a car dealership was overcome by carbon monoxide when he was apparently repairing an automobile with the engine running in an unventilated garage. According to the victim's friend, he and the victim ate pizza and had a beer together late at night at the garage. He left the garage at midnight while the victim stayed on. Early the next morning, the friend returned to the garage and saw the victim down on the floor in a small garage normally used only to wash vehicles. An automobile was in the garage with the ignition on. The coroner was summoned and pronounced the victim dead at the scene at 7:24 AM, he estimated the time of injury at approximately 1:00 AM. The Wisconsin FACE investigator concluded that, in order to prevent similar occurrences, the employer should: 1. Conduct a jobsite survey to evaluate equipment and work processes and remove or control safety hazards identified. 2. Develop and implement a written general safety program and train workers in recognizing and controlling hazards affecting themselves.
Region-5; 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; Gases; Poison-gases; Automobile-repair-shops; Automotive-emissions; Automotive-engines; Automotive-exhausts; Automotive-industry
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Wisconsin Department of Health & Family Services