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Accident: 14333561 - Employee Killed By Inhalation Of Vapors/Gas During Cleaning

Accident: 14333561 -- Report ID: 0420600 -- Event Date: 03/20/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10649594803/23/19928051Winter Haven Towers, Inc.
Employee #1, a dishwasher, apparently poured Lime-A-Way into a bucket that may have contained bleach and water. He inhaled the fumes and was killed. Lime-A-Way, which was used weekly to descale the automatic dishwashing unit, contains 30 percent phosphoric acid. Bleach mixed with water was used daily to remove coffee stains from cups and saucers. Medical reports of the cause of death were inconclusive.
Keywords: bleach, work rules, cleaning, inhalation, phosphoric acid, chemical reaction, chemical vapor, toxic fumes, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106495948 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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