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Accident: 14303960 - Seventy Employees Suffer Intoxication By Diazinon

Accident: 14303960 -- Report ID: 0257260 -- Event Date: 06/24/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1868589106/25/19879532Autoridad De Edificios Publicos
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1868573506/25/19879211Administracion De Tribunales,Centro Judicial H.R.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1868580006/25/19879211Departamento De Justicia ( Registro Propiedad )
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1868573506/25/19879211Administracion De Tribunales,Centro Judicial H.R.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1868589106/25/19879532Autoridad De Edificios Publicos
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1868573506/25/19879211Administracion De Tribunales,Centro Judicial H.R.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1868580006/25/19879211Departamento De Justicia ( Registro Propiedad )
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1868573506/25/19879211Administracion De Tribunales,Centro Judicial H.R.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1868580006/25/19879211Departamento De Justicia ( Registro Propiedad )
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1868573506/25/19879211Administracion De Tribunales,Centro Judicial H.R.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1868589106/25/19879532Autoridad De Edificios Publicos
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1868573506/25/19879211Administracion De Tribunales,Centro Judicial H.R.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1868580006/25/19879211Departamento De Justicia ( Registro Propiedad )
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1868573506/25/19879211Administracion De Tribunales,Centro Judicial H.R.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1868589106/25/19879532Autoridad De Edificios Publicos
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1868573506/25/19879211Administracion De Tribunales,Centro Judicial H.R.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1868580006/25/19879211Departamento De Justicia ( Registro Propiedad )
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1868573506/25/19879211Administracion De Tribunales,Centro Judicial H.R.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1868589106/25/19879532Autoridad De Edificios Publicos
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1868573506/25/19879211Administracion De Tribunales,Centro Judicial H.R.
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1868589106/25/19879532Autoridad De Edificios Publicos
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1868573506/25/19879211Administracion De Tribunales,Centro Judicial H.R.
Employee #1 responded to requests for fumigation services at the Records Offices of the Justice Department in the Judicial Center of Hato Rey. Because there was no fumigation contract for the extermination of cockroaches and other bugs, the employee acquired gallons of the insecticide Diazinon and bombs with the purpose of fumigating. Employee #1 gave instructions to Employee #2, who went to the Judicial Center. Once there, he instructed Employee #3 to retrieve the bomb and the Diazinon from his official car. Employee #2 or #3 diluted the Diazinon in water and fumigated the Records Offices with previous authorization from the respective registrars. He fumigated sections I, III, IV, V, VII, and VIII, the binding room, and the technical services area. He quit without fumigating section II of the Records Office because it was not authorized by the registrar. After 20 to 30 minutes, the vapors from the insecticide permeated throughout the center. Employees #1 through #70 began to experience stinging in their bodies, burning in the throat, difficulty breathing, dizziness, and vomiting. Employees #14 and #57 were hospitalized.
Keywords: nausea, dizziness, overexposure, pesticide, vomit
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18685891 Non Hospitalized injury Other Janitors and cleaners
2 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Other Secretaries
3 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Dermatitis Secretaries
4 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Other Secretaries
5 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Other Secretaries
6 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Other Secretaries
7 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Dermatitis Secretaries
8 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Secretaries
9 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Dermatitis Secretaries
10 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Other Secretaries
11 18685800 Non Hospitalized injury Other Secretaries
12 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Secretaries
13 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Other Secretaries
14 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Other Secretaries
15 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Dermatitis Secretaries
16 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Secretaries
17 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Other Secretaries
18 18685735 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Secretaries
19 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Secretaries
20 18685891 Non Hospitalized injury Other Janitors and cleaners
21 18685891 Non Hospitalized injury Dermatitis Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters
22 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Other Secretaries
23 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Dermatitis Secretaries
24 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Dermatitis Secretaries
25 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Other Secretaries
26 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Other Secretaries
27 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Other Protective service occupations, n.e.c.
28 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Other Secretaries
29 18685800 Non Hospitalized injury Other Material recording, sched'g & distr. clerks n.e.c.
30 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Dermatitis Secretaries
31 18685800 Non Hospitalized injury Other Secretaries
32 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Dermatitis Secretaries
33 18685891 Non Hospitalized injury Dermatitis Janitors and cleaners
34 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Other Protective service occupations, n.e.c.
35 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Other Secretaries
36 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Secretaries
37 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Other Secretaries
38 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Secretaries
39 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Dermatitis Secretaries
40 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Other Secretaries
41 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Dermatitis Secretaries
42 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Dermatitis Secretaries
43 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Other Administrative support occupations, n.e.c.
44 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Dermatitis Administrative support occupations, n.e.c.
45 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Secretaries
46 18685800 Non Hospitalized injury Other Secretaries
47 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Other Secretaries
48 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Other Secretaries
49 18685891 Non Hospitalized injury Dermatitis Janitors and cleaners
50 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Other Secretaries
51 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Other Protective service occupations, n.e.c.
52 18685800 Non Hospitalized injury Dermatitis Material recording, sched'g & distr. clerks n.e.c.
53 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Dermatitis Secretaries
54 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Secretaries
55 18685735 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Supervisors; distrib., sched'g & adjusting clerks
56 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Secretaries
57 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Other Secretaries
58 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Other Secretaries
59 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Other Secretaries
60 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Dermatitis Secretaries
61 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Dermatitis Secretaries
62 18685891 Non Hospitalized injury Dermatitis Janitors and cleaners
63 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Secretaries
64 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Other Secretaries
65 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Dermatitis Secretaries
66 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Secretaries
67 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Other Secretaries
68 18685891 Non Hospitalized injury Dermatitis Janitors and cleaners
69 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Other Secretaries
70 18685735 Non Hospitalized injury Dermatitis Secretaries

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