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Accident: 14454532 - Toxic Fumes Emitted From Burning Building Containing Pvc

Accident: 14454532 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 07/16/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1475936906/05/19852011Farmstead Foods, Div. Of Cedar Rapids Meats
AT 1:00 AM, EMPLOYEE #6 REPORTED TO THE NURSE WITH AN EYE IRRITATION. THE NURSE REFERRED HIM TO MERCY HOSPITAL. THE DOCTOR RECOMMENDED TWO DAYS OFF WORK. EMPLOYEE #6'S CONDITION WAS APPARENTLY INDEPENDENT OF THOSE OF EMPLOYEES #1-5. ON JULY 16, 1985, OLD WASTE WATER PLANT, A BUILDING ABOUT THREE BLOCKS FROM THE WORKING PLACE OF EMPLOYEES #1-6, BURNED, EMITTING SMOKE AND HYDROGEN CHLORIDE GAS. EMPLOYEES #1-5 REPORTED TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER THEIR WORKSHIFT ENDED AT 6 AM. BY 8 AM THEY WERE COMPLAINING OF SYMPTOMS OF TOXIC GAS EXPOSURE. THEY WERE TREATED AND RELEASED.
Keywords: eye, hydrogen chloride, fire, inhalation, gas, smoke, toxic fumes, polyvinyl chloride
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 14759369 Hospitalized injury Foreign Body Ineye Occupation not reported
2 14759369 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
3 14759369 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
4 14759369 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
5 14759369 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
6 14759369 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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