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Accident: 1003276 - Fire Fighters And Sanitation Workers Exposed To Methane

Accident: 1003276 -- Report ID: 0253650 -- Event Date: 04/29/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10212038304/29/19869224Volunteer Fire Dept Black River
At approximately 6:30 a.m. on February 25, 1986, methane gas leaked from a weather plant located across the woods from a sanitation garage. Employees #1 through #3, all volunteer fire fighters, suffered from headaches, vomiting, and nausea, and many complained of chest pains. The sanitation workers also experienced choking and irritation. The garbage trucks were moved.
Keywords: firefighter, headache, work rules, inhalation, natural gas, gas leak, chemical vapor, toxic fumes, overexposure, vomit
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102120383 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Supervisors, mechanics and repairers
2 102120383 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Bus, truck and stationary engine mechanics
3 102120383 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Bus, truck and stationary engine mechanics

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