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Accident: 14386684 - Employees Became Dizzy Or Lost Conciousness

Accident: 14386684 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 03/13/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10111353803/13/19877319U. S. Sample Company
At approximately 7:00 a.m. on March 13, 1987, 75 employees of the US Sample Company began their work shift which involved their usual practice of swatching and cutting and using number 931 glue. The work area was located in the basement of the plant. At 7:10 a.m. Employee #2 became nauseated and left her work station at conveyor number 3 and went to the washroom where she regurgitated. She then returned to her work station but her vision blurred and she collapsed between the conveyors and cutting machine number 3 at approximately 7:15 a.m. She was attended to by a group of five or six employees and supervisors. Paramedics were called by management. Shortly thereafter, Employee #10 collapsed between conveyors number 1 and 2. After that, Employee #9 collapsed at conveyor number 7. Following this occurrence Employee #1 collapsed at conveyor number 7 at 7:30 a.m. Once Employee #1 had collapsed, the company president instructed all employees to leave the building. Employees evacuated to the street. Employee #3, the swatching supervisor, remained in the building to ensure complete evacuation and accounting of employees. At 8:30 a.m. she became dizzy and lost consciousness. In total, 5 employees collapsed, 39 had various symptoms and 19 were examined in emergency rooms.
Keywords: asphyxiated, glue, inhalation, air contamination, fainted, vomit
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101113538 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 101113538 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
3 101113538 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
4 101113538 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
5 101113538 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
6 101113538 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
7 101113538 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
8 101113538 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
9 101113538 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
10 101113538 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
11 101113538 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
12 101113538 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
13 101113538 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
14 101113538 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
15 101113538 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
16 101113538 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
17 101113538 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
18 101113538 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
19 101113538 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
20 101113538 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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