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Accident: 14198956 - Employee Exposed To Chromate Dust

Accident: 14198956 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 05/24/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1485055609/19/19851795Mcdade Rigging And Steel Erection Company
EMPLOYEE #1 HELPED IN THE REMOVAL AND REPLACEMENT OF AN EVAPORATOR USED IN THE MANUFACTURE OF SODIUM BICHROMATE. HE WAS PROVIDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED TO WEAR, A HALF-FACE DUST RESPIRATOR. FROM TWO DAYS' EXPOSURE THE EMPLOYEE RECEIVED CHROME SORES ON HIS SHOULDER, CHEST, AND FACE, AN ULCERATED NASAL CAVITY, AND LUNG DAMAGE. THE EMPLOYER PROVIDED NO TRAINING AND EDUCATION AS TO WHAT HE WOULD BE EXPOSED TO OR WHY THE RESPIRATOR WAS PROVIDED. THE EMPLOYER HAD NO RESPIRATOR FIT TESTING PROGRAM.
Keywords: chest, respiratory, lung, dust, construction, inhalation, nose, chrome, respirator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14850556 Hospitalized injury Dermatitis Helpers, construction trades

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