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Accident: 14273148 - Employee Killed By Tumor Linked To Plant Asbestos

Accident: 14273148 -- Report ID: 0111100 -- Event Date: 12/30/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10339498712/30/19882679Keyes Fibre Company
Employee #1 was a janitor at a paper mill from June 1959 to August 1974 (15 years), where he routinely swept around boilers that were, and still are, insulated by asbestos-containing material. Employee #1 was diagnosed as having mesothelioma, a disease characteristic of exposure to airborne asbestos. He died. In 1988, the mill spent nearly $800,000 in asbestos abatement and emergency spill cleanup jobs. The employer has adopted a very aggressive asbestos management program.
Keywords: janitor, lung, dust, cleaning, toxic atmosphere, inhalation, mesothelioma, asbestos removal, housekeeping
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103394987 Fatality Cancer Janitors and cleaners

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