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Accident: 112325.015 - Four Employees Sustain Possible Chemical Exposure

Accident: 112325.015 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 12/31/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1369439.01512/31/2018Bayer Healthcare Llc

At 1:43 a.m. on December 31, 2018, four employees were performing special cleani ng on an extended shift in Building 60, Room 162. The employees were using clean ing agents containing 70% isopropyl alcohol and 0.52% sodium hypochlorite in the same vicinity. Employee#1 began complaining of respiratory symptoms and Employ ees #2, #3 and #4 agreed that they had the same respiratory symptoms while they were cleaning the hallway. All sustained respiratory irritation, but were not ho spitalized.

Keywords: chemical exposure, cleaning, cleaning fluid, isopropyl alcohol, lung, respiratory, sodium hypochlorite

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1369439.015 54 M Non Hospitalized injury
2 1369439.015 50 M Non Hospitalized injury
3 1369439.015 45 M Non Hospitalized injury
4 1369439.015 49 F Non Hospitalized injury

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