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Accident: 14339808 - Employees Suffered Respiratory Irritation; Agent Unknown

Accident: 14339808 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 05/29/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
302624205/29/19867374Dp Systems & Services Inc
IN THE LATE MORNING OR EARLY AFTERNOON OF MAY 29, 1986, THE EMPLOYEES BEGAN FEELING DIZZY AND SUFFERING MINOR EYE AND RESPIRATORY IRRITATION. AT ABOUT 3 PM EMPLOYEE #1 PASSED OUT. THE NEXT MORNING THE EMPLOYEES AGAIN FELT LIGHTHEADED. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS CALLED, BUT WAS UNABLE TO DETECT ANY CARBON MONOXIDE OR OTHER COMBUSTIBLE GAS. HOWEVER, EMPLOYEES #1 THROUGH #10 WENT TO THE HOSPITAL FOR DIGNOSTIC TESTING. NO OTHER TENNANTS IN THE OFFICE BUILDING WERE AFFECTED. BLOOD SAMPLING REVEALED SLIGHTLY ELEVATED CARBOXYHEMOGLOBIN LEVELS. THE AIR IN THE BUILDING WAS 100% RECIRCULATED. AIR MONITORING FOR ORGANIC VAPORS AND A WIDE VARIETY OF IRRITANTS DID NOT DETECT ANY AIR CONTAMINANTS.
Keywords: eye, respiratory, unconsciousness, inhalation, dizziness, carboxyhemoglobin
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3026242 Hospitalized injury Other Sales occupations, other business services
2 3026242 Hospitalized injury Other Sales occupations, other business services
3 3026242 Hospitalized injury Other Secretaries
4 3026242 Hospitalized injury Other Sales occupations, other business services
5 3026242 Hospitalized injury Other Secretaries
6 3026242 Hospitalized injury Other Secretaries
7 3026242 Hospitalized injury Other Billing clerks
8 3026242 Hospitalized injury Other Sales occupations, other business services
9 3026242 Hospitalized injury Other Computer operators
10 3026242 Hospitalized injury Other Computer programmers

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