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Accident: 14442271 - Dry Compound Spill In Mixing And Blending Operation

Accident: 14442271 -- Report ID: 0355122 -- Event Date: 11/16/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1522860411/20/19843089Rubbermaid Commercial Products Inc
AT 5 P.M.ON 11/16/84 AN ELEVATED CONTAINER FULL OF DRY MATERIALS USED IN THE MANUFACTURING OF PLASTIC CONTAINERS WAS BEING DUMPED INTO A LARGER VAT USED IN MIXING - BLENDING THE COMPOUND. THE ELEVATED CONTAINER SLIPPED AWAY FROM THE EDGE OF THE VAT SPILLING APPROXIMATELY 80% OF THE CONTENTS TO THE FLOOR BELOW; THE RESULT WAS 5 EXPOSURES TO THE GENERATED DUST. SYMPTOMS WERE DIZZINESS AND THROAT - UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT IRRITATION. EMPLOYEE 1# WAS THE PRIMARY EXPOSURE. EMPLOYEE 2# - 5# WERE EXPOSED AS A RESULT OF THE CLEAN - UP OPERATION. ALL WERE HOSPITALIZED (BETWEEN 8:00 P.M. 1:30 AM) OVER NIGHT FOR OBSERVATION & RELEASED.
Keywords: respiratory, dust, mixer, dizziness, plastic mfg
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 15228604 Hospitalized injury Other Mixing and blending machine operators
2 15228604 Hospitalized injury Other Mixing and blending machine operators
3 15228604 Hospitalized injury Other Mixing and blending machine operators
4 15228604 Hospitalized injury Other Mixing and blending machine operators
5 15228604 Hospitalized injury Other Mixing and blending machine operators

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