April 12, 2016

TimkenSteel worker’s death linked to nitrogen exposure: OSHA

Plain Dealer business staff, Cleveland.com

CANTON, Ohio -- After a 32-year-old male worker was found dead in a control-room at TimkenSteel's Faircrest Plant on Sunday, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Cleveland office said that the worker may have been exposed to too much nitrogen.

Subsequent readings by the company and fire department detected oxygen levels in the area where the employee was found were less than 4 percent, suffocation can occur at just under a 19 percent oxygen level, according to an OSHA press release. ... more

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