|Document ID (ISN)||37931|
|ISSN - Serial title
|Convention or series no.
||Van Gorcum H.J.
||Poisoning by carbon monoxide from the incomplete combustion products in exhaust gases
||Koolmonoxydevergiftiging door onvoldoende verbranding uitlaatgassen [in Dutch]|
||Jan. 1982, Vol.58, No.1, p.21-22. Illus.
||Case of carbon monoxide poisoning in the driver of a forklift truck powered by LPG, after 30-45min work in a poorly ventilated ship's hold (2.25 x 2.25m hatchway at one end of the hold). The LPG truck, which was being used as a replacement for a defective electric truck, was fitted with an afterburning device of poor reliability; the CO content of the exhaust gases was 10-25% higher than that specified by the importer of the device, both with the motor idling and under load. Lessons to be drawn from the accident: need for good maintenance and correct tuning of the fuel supply and ignition; need to keep CO concentration below 50ppm.
||acute poisoning; dock work; exhaust gases; ships; carbon monoxide
||case study; fork-lift trucks; ship holds; work in confined spaces
||D - Periodical articles
||Toxic and dangerous substances
|Broad subject area(s)