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Document ID (ISN)50766
CIS number 88-1913
ISSN - Serial title 0341-2148 - Verkehrs-Rundschau
Year 1988
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Kosler F.
Title Fatal accidents caused by camping refrigerators in drivers' cabs of trucks
Original title Tödliche Unfälle durch Camping-Kühlschränke in Lkw-Führerhäusern [in German]
Bibliographic information Mar. 1988, Special issue: Mitteilungen Berufsgenossenschaft für Fahrzeughaltungen No.10, p.3-5. Illus.
Abstract Carbon monoxide poisoning is stated as the cause of death of 3 truck drivers. Propane gas-operated refrigerators in the drivers' cabs were identified as the CO-source. In one case a technically defective burner led to oxygen deficient combustion. In the other two cases oxygen deficiency in the closed driver's cab was attributed solely to the lack of fresh air supply from the outside. It is recommended to use electricity for operating the refrigerators.
Descriptors (primary) refrigerating equipment; carbon monoxide; causes of accidents; drivers cabs; propane
Descriptors (secondary) occupational accidents; acute poisoning; oxygen deficiency; accident descriptions; road transport; trucks
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Inorganic substances
Carbon monoxide
Aliphatic and alicyclic hydrocarbons
Road transportation