Acta Medica Medianae
POISONING DUE TO DECAY GASES IN THE STRAINER PIT
Miloš TASIĆ, Milan
SIMIĆ, Branislav BUDAKOV, Goran STOJILJKOVIĆ, Đura VUJIĆ and Borislav
Judical Medicine of the Clinic Center, Novi Sad
The paper describes an accidenlal group poisoning by decay gases in the pit. A group of workers did some works on making a straining pit at the manure coliection location. Four workers went down the pit through a hole on the concrete block when they got immediately poisoned to death by decay gases especially hydrogcn sulfide. In a sample of the air that was breathed in, by using thc gas-fluid chromatography method and mass detector, it was found out that there was moderate presence of ammonia beside a high concentration of hydrogen sulfide.
Key words: Decaygas, hydrogen sulfide, strainer pit