Accident Report Detail
Accident: 200960961 - Employee Injured After Inhaling Chemical Fumes
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|119565034||04/09/1997||4493||White Boatworks, Inc.|
A coworker of Employee #1 inadvertently mixed 1/2 oz of epoxy hardener with 1 oz of methyl ethyl ketone peroxide (MEKP), inside an 8 ft by 20 ft storage container. The resulting chemical reaction generated both heat and smoke. Employee #1 later experienced discomfort that he described as "pressure" in his head. At his employer's suggestion, he sought medical attention. Employee #1 was examined and released, and experienced no residual effects.