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Accident: 14215859 - Cardiac Arrhythmia Due To Acute Cocaine Poisoning

Accident: 14215859 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 03/07/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10542948403/10/19873562Ina Bearing Co., Inc., Plant 1
On March 7, 1987, Employee #1, an 18 year old female, was cleaning a metal table top with a rag and 1,1,2 tri-chlore tufloroethane (freon) when she collapsed and died. The event occurred in an area where needle bearings were degreased. Air sampling of the equivalent job showed minimal exposure. Medical examiner contributed death to cardiac arrest due to acute cocaine poisoning. The fatality was not occupationally related.
Keywords: drug overdose, freon, cardiac arrest, bearing, poisoning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105429484 Fatality Other Miscellaneous hand working occupations

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