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Accident: 200123156 - Employee Dies From Asthma Attack

Accident: 200123156 -- Report ID: 0523400 -- Event Date: 06/13/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31352830906/14/20102299Wiper Technologies, Inc.

On June 13, 2010, Employee #1, a laborer of Wiper Technologies, Incorporated, was fabricating oil absorbent booms by filling them with raw waste cotton. When the cotton was blown into the empty boom, there was a visible cloud of dust produced. Employee #1 was also stacking the finished oil booms on a pallet and operating the pallet wrapping machine. Approximately two hours before the end of the shift, Employee #1 complained that he didn't feel well and a coworker was going to drive him home. Employee #1 collapsed while walking to his car and died. It was believed that Employee #1 had suffered a fatal Asthma attack.

Keywords: respiratory, dust, boom, suffocated, pallet, cotton

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313528309 Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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