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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14250435 - Inhalation Of Solvent Vapors Caused Cardiac Arrhythmia

Accident: 14250435 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 10/11/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
305978910/15/19853699General Time Instruments Inc
A TWENTY TWO YEAR OLD FEMALE EMPLOYEE ATTEMPTED TO RETREIVE A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD FROM THE BOTTOM OF A LIQUID-VAPOR PHASE DEGREASER. SHE BENT OVER THE DEGREASER FOR APPROXIMATELY 2-4 MINUTES, USING A STIFF LENGTH OF HOOKED WIRE TO GRASP THE BOARD. AFTER HOOKING THE P.C. BOARD, THE EMPLOYEE STOOD UP AND LOST CONSCIOUSNESS. SHE SUBSEQUENTLY DIED OF CARDIAC ARREST DUE TO ACUTE CARDIAC ARRHYMIA. THE EMPLOYEE WAS WEARING A HALF-MASK RESPIRATOR, WITH CARTRIDGES APPROVED FOR DUSTS, MISTS AND FUMES.
Keywords: respiratory, unconsciousness, inhalation, cardiac arrest, degreaser, toxic fumes, respirator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3059789 Fatality Poisoning(Systemic) Washing, cleaning and pickling machine operators

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