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Accident: 170843080 - Employee Suffers From Formaldehyde Exposure

Accident: 170843080 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 03/19/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12559026504/12/19998731Marin Biologic

At approximately 7:00 p.m. on March 19, 1999, Employee #1 was writing a report in the main laboratory when a coworker started a fumigation procedure using formaldehyde in the tissue culture room. Employee #1 suffered from overexposure to the formaldehyde. She contacted the owner, left the facility, and sought medical attention.

Keywords: ventilation, fumigant, work rules, toxic atmosphere, inhalation, chemical vapor, toxic fumes, formaldehyde, chemical

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125590265 Hospitalized injury Cancer Biological and life scientists

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