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Accident: 14215842 - Employees Exposed To Methylene Chloride In Confined Space

Accident: 14215842 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 07/16/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
319951008/04/19864953Bryson Industrial Services, Inc.
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319950207/31/19864119Greenwood County Ems
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319946007/23/19862899Chemco International, Inc.
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319944507/18/19864953Gsx Services Inc., Ert Group
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319945207/17/19861721Harrison Contractors
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319947807/23/19864119Laurens County Emergency Medical Service
EMPLOYEE #1, ALONG WITH OTHERS, WAS REMOVING PAINT OVERSPRAY FROM THE FLOOR OF A PUMPING PIT. A PAINT STRIPPER CONTAINING 66 PERCENT METHYLENE CHLORIDE, AND SMALLER PERCENTAGES OF TOLUENE, METHYL ETHYL KETONE, ACETONE AND METHANOL WAS BEING USED. THE FLOOR WAS 35 FEET BELOW THE GROUND IN A 35 BY 24 FOOT PIT WITH AN ENCLOSED BUILDING ABOVE IT. NO MECHANICAL VENTILATION WAS PROVIDED. A STRONG BUILDUP OF FUMES CAUSED THE WORKERS TO EVACUATE. EMPLOYEE #1 RETURNED TO THE PIT. HE WAS OVERCOME BY THE FUMES AND WAS KILLED. EMPLOYEE #2, AN EMERGENCY MEDICAL EMPLOYEE, ATTEMPTED TO RESCUE EMPLOYEE #1. HE WAS HOSPITALIZED BECAUSE OF HIS EXPOSURE TO THE FUMES. THIS EVENT WAS CAUSED BY IMPROPER ENTRY INTO A CONFINED SPACE CONTAINING HAZARDOUS LEVELS OF METHYLENE CHLORIDE.
Keywords: respiratory, toxic fumes, ventilation, methylene chloride, work rules, inhalation, confined space
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3199510 Occupation Not Listed
2 3199502 Occupation Not Listed
3 3199460 Occupation Not Listed
4 3199445 Occupation Not Listed
5 3199452 Fatality Asphyxia Painters, construction and maintenance
6 3199478 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Health aides, except nursing

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