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Accident: 200960961 - Employee Injured After Inhaling Chemical Fumes

Accident: 200960961 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 04/03/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11956503404/09/19974493White 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.

Keywords: head, vapor, ventilation, headache, inhalation, chemical reaction, smoke, smoke inhalation, chemical, high temperature

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 119565034

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