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Accident: 14442255 - Fourteen Employees Injured When Exposed To Plating Chemicals

Accident: 14442255 -- Report ID: 0355122 -- Event Date: 04/02/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1522789504/03/19843679Trans Circuits Inc
On April 2, 1984, weekly maintenance of plating tanks was being performed in the morning and early afternoon. A blockage in a drainage trench, a component of the waste treatment system, resulted in the mixing of plating bath solutions. All employees evacuated the plant when vapors were detected. Employees #1 through #14 were sent to the hospital; five suffered from constricted bronchial airways and were hospitalized overnight.
Keywords: respiratory, lung, maintenance, inhalation, chemical reaction, chemical vapor, housekeeping, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15227895 Hospitalized injury Other Underwriters
2 15227895 Hospitalized injury Other Underwriters
3 15227895 Hospitalized injury Other Chemists, except biochemists
4 15227895 Hospitalized injury Other Forestry and conservation scientists
5 15227895 Hospitalized injury Other Management related occupations, n.e.c.
6 15227895 Hospitalized injury Other Civil engineers
7 15227895 Hospitalized injury Other Management related occupations, n.e.c.
8 15227895 Hospitalized injury Other Civil engineers
9 15227895 Hospitalized injury Other Pharmacists
10 15227895 Hospitalized injury Other Forestry and conservation scientists
11 15227895 Hospitalized injury Other Civil engineers
12 15227895 Hospitalized injury Other Registered nurses
13 15227895 Hospitalized injury Other Forestry and conservation scientists
14 15227895 Hospitalized injury Other Registered nurses

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