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Accident: 119008.015 - Employee Becomes Ill After Performing Deep Cleaning Operatio

Accident: 119008.015 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 08/03/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1423932.01508/15/2019Arthur Schuman Midwest, Llc
At 6:00 a.m. on August 3, 2019, Employee #1 and at least 43 temporary workers we re performing sanitization and deep cleaning operations inside the shred room. They were in the process of cleaning machinery inside the area with chemical sol utions measured and provided by the QA department. It was assumed that following the first cleaning and prior to the second cleaning, a few employees began to g et ill, followed by additional employees becoming ill the next day. Only Employe e #1 was admitted to the hospital; the others were treated and released, or refu sed to seek treatment. It was not determined if the illnesses were caused by the solution mixture, by the room being too steamy (creating extreme mist/vapors), or by inadequate ventilation.
Keywords: chemical, chemical exposure, chemical reaction, chemical vapor, cleaning, overcome by vapors, vapor, ventilation, venting
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1423932.015 54 M Hospitalized injury Janitors and cleaners

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