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Accident: 117674.015 - Employee Incurs Health Issues After Overexposure To Chemical

Accident: 117674.015 -- Report ID: 0522000 -- Event Date: 02/24/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1413141.01503/01/2019Heraeus Precious Metals North America Daychem Llc
At 6:00 p.m. on February 24, 2019, an employee was conducting a batch reaction i n a reactor room when he reported a headache and other symptoms consistent with being overexposed to the chemicals in the process. The employee likely suffered overexposure to methylene chloride with additional exposures to other chemicals, such as pyridine and triflic anhydride. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: asphyxiated, chemical, chemical exposure, chemical reaction, chemical vapor, headache, inhalation, methylene chloride, ppe, respirator, respiratory, respiratory tract, toxic atmosphere, toxic fumes
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1413141.015 45 M Hospitalized injury Chemical technicians

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