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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14246268 - Employee Killed, Others Become Ill After Inhaling Freon 113

Accident: 14246268 -- Report ID: 0317000 -- Event Date: 10/04/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1800259210/05/19925142Mrs. Paul'S Kitchen, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11604931311/17/19921799Epr Restoration Corp
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11604929710/23/19928999Holton & Dycus, Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1825299910/06/19921799M.F. Bank The Restoration Co.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1800327710/23/19928999Holton & Dycus, Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11604927110/05/19928999Mrs. Paul'S Kitchen, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1825298110/08/19921799Epr Restoration Corp
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1825299910/06/19921799M.F. Bank The Restoration Co.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1800328510/23/19921799Clean Harbors
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1825297310/08/19921799Nu Campo Service Corp
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1825298110/08/19921799Epr Restoration Corp
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11604933911/20/19921799A.F.P. Commerical And Home Cleaners,Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1825299910/06/19921799M.F. Bank The Restoration Co.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1825298110/08/19921799Epr Restoration Corp
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11604928910/23/19921799Clean Harbors
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1825298110/08/19921799Epr Restoration Corp
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1800313711/18/19921799Alberto Cleaning Services, Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11604930511/18/19921799Nu Comps Services Corp
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1800315211/20/19921799A.F.P. Commerical And Home Cleaners,Inc.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11604926310/05/19921799M.F. Bank The Restoration Co.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11604932111/19/19921799Alberto Cleaning Services, Inc.
Employees #1 through #9 were working on a large-scale fire restoration operation at a food processing facility. Employees #1, #8, and #9 were cleaning electrical components with a solution of 90% freon 113 and 10% isopropyl alcohol applied with a Wagner high-powered airless sprayer, model 1250 HP. At the same time Employees #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, and #7 were manually cleaning common surfaces using surfactant and caustic cleaners. They were working in a sealed room measuring 30 ft. 2 in. long, 6 ft 2in. wide, and 12 ft. 6 1/2 in. high. The room had no mechanical ventilation. Employees #1, #8, and#9 wore no respiratory protection, while Employees #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, and #7 wore NET single-use dust/mist respirators, model no. 0401 (TC-21C-416). Employee #1 died from the cardiotoxic effects of freon 113. Employees #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, and #7 were hospitalized with severe nausea, dizziness, and respiratory distress. Employees #8 and #9 suffered the same symptoms but chose not to seek medical treatment. A comprehensive confined space entry program, addressing all minimally required elements, had not been developed or implemented.
Keywords: cleaning, toxic fumes, isopropyl alcohol, ventilation, freon, work rules, inhalation, respirator, confined space, construction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18002592 Occupation Not Listed
2 116049313 Occupation Not Listed
3 116049297 Occupation Not Listed
4 18252999 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
5 18003277 Occupation Not Listed
6 116049271 Occupation Not Listed
7 18252981 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
8 18252999 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
9 18003285 Occupation Not Listed
10 18252973 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
11 18252981 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
12 18252981 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
13 116049339 Occupation Not Listed
14 18252999 Fatality Other Occupation not reported
15 18252981 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
16 116049289 Occupation Not Listed
17 18252981 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
18 18003137 Occupation Not Listed
19 116049305 Occupation Not Listed
20 18003152 Occupation Not Listed
21 116049263 Occupation Not Listed
22 116049321 Occupation Not Listed

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