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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14386809 - Employee Killed, Possibly By Hazardous Waste Absorption

Accident: 14386809 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 01/19/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1768180001/29/19904953Ohm Corporation Of Romeoville
Employee #1, a hazardous waste worker who worked at regular sites, performed emergency responses that exposed him to a variety of chemicals. One week, he handled two emergency responses that exposed him to Moiestan (a pesticide) and phorates. The Moiestan pesticide response involved employees in level C ppe rather than level B, as required by the industry safety standard. Employee #1 died the following week. The previous exposures combined with an open wound on his heel could have caused Employee #1's death. The coroner had not determined yet if chemical exposure lead to his death.
Keywords: emergency response, ppe, work rules, hazardous waste, toxic fumes, overexposure, pesticide, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 17681800 Fatality Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported

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