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Accident: 14252514 - Seven Employees Injured In Chemical Fire

Accident: 14252514 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 07/13/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
304787507/23/19878731Research Triangle Institute
Employee #1 was using a separatory funnel to purify carbon disulfide when the chemical exploded, causing a fire. Employee #2 was in his office when the fire began and inhaled smoke while helping to extinguish it. Employees #3 and #4 were in their offices when the fire started and inhaled smoke. Employees #5 and #6 were at their desks and Employee #7 was in her office when the fire began; they inhaled smoke while evacuating the building. No employees were hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, flammable liquid, fire, inhalation, explosion, chemical reaction, smoke, carbon disulfide, smoke inhalation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3047875 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Managers and administrators, n.e.c
2 3047875 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Secretaries
3 3047875 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Managers and administrators, n.e.c
4 3047875 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Secretaries
5 3047875 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Managers and administrators, n.e.c
6 3047875 Non Hospitalized injury Burn/Scald(Heat) Science technicians, n.e.c.
7 3047875 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Managers and administrators, n.e.c

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