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Accident: 117163.015 - Employee Dies After Inhaling Concrete Sealant Vapors

Accident: 117163.015 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 06/14/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1408589.01506/14/2019Joseph Scalise
At 2:20 p.m. on June 14, 2019, Employee #1, employed by a construction company, and his coworkers, including the company owner, were engaged in the application of a concrete sealant at a residential worksite. A shift in the wind caused sealant vapors to blow in the direction of the workers. After inhaling the sealant, both Employee #1 and the company owner experienced respiratory distress. Both were transported to the hospital. Employee #1 died at the hospital. An autopsy revealed his death was due to coronary atherosclerosis. The owner was hospitalized and treated for non-life-threatening injury.
Keywords: respiratory, vapor, chemical vapor, inhalation, residential construction, installing, concrete, seal
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1408589.015 46 M Fatality Other Laborers, except construction

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