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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14470470 - Employees Exposed To Contaminated Air

Accident: 14470470 -- Report ID: 0316700 -- Event Date: 01/25/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
199050601/28/19852322Reeves Brother S Inc Cinderella Knitting
THE EMPLOYEES WERE OPERATING SEWING MACHINES FITTED WITH COMPRESSED AIR POWERED SCRAP REMOVAL SYSTEMS. THE LUBRICATING OIL IN THE AIR COMPRESSOR WAS CHANGED. THE NEW OIL WAS CONTAMINED WITH TOLUENE OR XYLENE. THE VAPORS WERE PUMPED THROUGH THE AIR LINE TO THE EMPLOYEE'S WORK STATIONS. THEY BECAME SICK (DIZZY AND NAUSEAS) FROM BREATHING THE VAPORS. TWENTY TWO (22) EMPLOYEES WERE TAKEN TO AREA HOSPITALS, WHERE THEY WERE TREATED AND RELEASED.
Keywords: respiratory, xylene, nausea, toluene, dizziness, toxic fumes
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1990506 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 1990506 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
3 1990506 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
4 1990506 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
5 1990506 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
6 1990506 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
7 1990506 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
8 1990506 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
9 1990506 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
10 1990506 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
11 1990506 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
12 1990506 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
13 1990506 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
14 1990506 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
15 1990506 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
16 1990506 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
17 1990506 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
18 1990506 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
19 1990506 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
20 1990506 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
21 1990506 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
22 1990506 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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