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Accident: 112892.015 - Employee Is Hospitalized After Exposure To Hazardous Dust

Accident: 112892.015 -- Report ID: 0524530 -- Event Date: 12/20/2018
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1373426.01501/24/2019Protestant Memorial Medical Center, Inc.
At approximately 2:00 a.m. on December 20, 2018, an employee was conducting nur sing operations in the hospital's emergency room. While conducting paperwork at the desk, the employee was exposed to a dust cloud that led to a asthmatic respi ratory illness. The employee was working in the emergency room of a three stor y hospital building with a basement, and the employee was working with others in side of the emergency room when the incident occurred. The dust cloud was gene rated from the computer equipment located under the desk. The employee was hosp italized.
Keywords: computer operated, dust, respiratory
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1373426.015 1 F Hospitalized injury Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants

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