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Accident: 14214985 - Three Employees Experienced Respiratory Irritation

Accident: 14214985 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 09/15/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
319981709/29/19865141Coastal Institutional Distributors
EMPLOYEES #1, 2, AND 3 WERE PERFORMING CLERICAL DUTIES IN AN ACCOUNTING OFFICE. THE FLOOR IN THE OFFICE WAS CLEANED WITH A PINE-OIL TYPE CLEANER DILUTED WITH 20 PARTS OF WATER. EMPLOYEE #1 COMPLAINED OF FLU-LIKE SYSTOMS AND BLAMED THE FUMES FROM THE FLOOR CLEANER. HE DID NOT COME TO WORK ON THE THIRD DAY AFTER HIS COMPLAINT, AND WAS ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL ON THE FOURTH DAY. HE DIED OF A CARDIAC ARREST ON THE SIXTH DAY. EMPLOYEES #2 AND #3 WERE CHECKED BY A PHYSICIAN AND FOUND TO BE OK. NO WORK RELATED CAUSAL FACTOR COULD BE ESTABLISHED FOR THIS EVENT.
Keywords: respiratory, cleaning, inhalation, cardiac arrest, toxic fumes
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3199817 Non Hospitalized injury Other Traffic, shipping and receiving clerks
2 3199817 Non Hospitalized injury Other Operations & systems researchers and analysts
3 3199817 Fatality Other Managers and administrators, n.e.c

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