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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 200460079 - Employees Exposed To Hydrocarbon Fumes From Fuel Oil

Accident: 200460079 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 04/16/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11630138304/16/19979199Chelsea Post Office

Employee #1 and coworkers at the Chelsea Incoming Mail Center were exposed to hydrocarbon fumes from #6 bunker fuel oil that was being pumped from a barge into Exxon's fuel tanks. Employee #1 and 45 coworkers were transported to the hospital, where their blood pressure and carboxyhemoglobin levels were tested and they were administered oxygen. Three employees were held overnight for observation. None of the workers required medical treatment.

Keywords: barge, vapor, inhalation, fuel oil, air contamination, chemical vapor, overexposure, chemical

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 116301383

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