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Accident: 122382.015 - Ex-Employee Dies From Pulmonary Fibrosis

Accident: 122382.015 -- Report ID: 1032500 -- Event Date: 12/02/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1450208.01512/09/2019Taft Design Works, Inc.
At some time in his life, an employee had worked for a firm that manufactured wo od kitchen cabinets and countertops. When he died, on December 2, 2019, he had n ot been employed by the firm for nearly a year. He had engaged in long term work with exposure to natural wood dusts, manufactured wood dusts (such as melamine) , and possible dusts related to woodworking abrasive papers. He was also a smoke r, and he had worked at a bar for the past year. He died as a result of severe p ulmonary fibrosis. Exposure to dust might have contributed to his pulmonary fibr osis. It was not conclusive that his death was work-related.
Keywords: dust inhalation, inhalation, lung, respiratory, respiratory tract, shortness of breath
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1450208.015 54 M Fatality Cabinet makers and bench carpenters

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