Seven Workers Injured in Carbon Dioxide Leak in Brownsville

Seven workers, believed to be contracted with Keppel AmFELS, were transported to a hospital after a carbon dioxide leak in Brownsville left them injured, officials said, Friday.

None of the identities of the seven men who became ill as a result of the carbon monoxide leak have been released yet, authorities said. All seven were transported to a local hospital on Thursday afternoon but have since been listed in stable condition.

Officials said the workers were contracted to work on a fire suppression system on a vessel. The carbon monoxide leak accident at the Port of Brownsville occurred at Keppel AmFELS, which is a company that constructs and maintains drilling platforms and rigs.

Workplace accidents can be caused by an array of factors, including:

Poor employee training

Improper or inadequate safety gear

Poor equipment maintenance

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