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Accident: 14238067 - Employees Become Ill After Exposed To Unknown Chemical

Accident: 14238067 -- Report ID: 0953210 -- Event Date: 04/12/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11119553304/16/19908711Harding & Lawson Associates
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11119550904/16/19902893Mobile Reclamation System
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11119552504/16/19904959Disposal Control Services Inc.
Employees #1 and #2 were recycling used printing ink at a hazardous waste cleanup site. As they worked, they began to feel lightheaded, dizzy, and nauseated. Employees #1 and #2 were evaluated at an emergency room and then sent home. Interviewing them or the employer was impossible because the firm is located out of state and the employees were not hospitalized. Subsequent air sampling did not reveal the cause of the employees' alleged illnesses. Neither employee had received training in the hazards of the chemical materials they were handling.
Keywords: hazardous waste, untrained, chemical, inhalation, dizziness, overexposure, vapor, nausea
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111195533 Occupation Not Listed
2 111195509 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
3 111195509 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
4 111195525 Occupation Not Listed

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