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Accident: 100107.015 - Employee Is Overcome By Methyl Bromide And Later Dies

Accident: 100107.015 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 10/23/2017
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1272484.01510/24/2017Industrial Fumigant Company, Llc.
At 4:32 p.m. on October 23, 2017, an employee had completed a methyl bromide fum igation for an offsite office and had transferred some methyl bromide from a lar ger cylinder to a smaller one for the job. The employee transferred the chemica ls while in the garage portion of the fumigation company's building and complete d the off-site fumigation. The employee returned to the company's building and c ontinued other work. The employee was later found incoherent by a coworker and police. The employee was transported to a local hospital where he later died. The coworker discovered that the larger methyl bromide cylinder had been leaking in the garage area.
Keywords: chemical, cylinder, fumigant, leak, toxic atmosphere
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1272484.015 31 M Fatality Supervisors and proprietors, sales occupations

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