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Accident: 14386031 - Thirteen Employees Inhale Creosote Vapors; Two Hospitalized

Accident: 14386031 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 09/18/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
124256909/19/19854213Consolidated Freightways-Motor Freightways
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10102244009/19/19854213Consolidated Freightways-Motor Freightways
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
124256909/19/19854213Consolidated Freightways-Motor Freightways
Employees #1 through #13 were in the vicinity when a forklift truck punctured a 55-gallon container of creosote, causing vapors to spread throughout the area. Employees #1 and #2 were hospitalized; Employees #3 through #13 were treated and released. This accident proved to be neither a fatality nor a catastrophe as defined by Section 8, viii-1 of the field operations manual.
Keywords: vapor, ventilation, inhalation, rupture, industrial truck, creosote, chemical vapor, toxic fumes, overexposure
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1242569 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 1242569 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
3 101022440 Occupation Not Listed
4 1242569 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
5 1242569 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
6 1242569 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
7 1242569 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
8 1242569 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
9 1242569 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
10 1242569 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
11 1242569 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
12 1242569 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
13 1242569 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
14 1242569 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
15 1242569 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
16 1242569 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
17 1242569 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
18 1242569 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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