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Accident: 14477517 - Formaldehyde Spill

Accident: 14477517 -- Report ID: 0111100 -- Event Date: 07/20/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
184286307/25/19842657Weyerhaeuser Company
27 EMPLOYEES OF THE WEYERHAEUSER COMPANY, A PAPERBOARD BOX MANUFACTURER IN WERTBROOK, MAINE, WERE TAKEN TO THREE LOCAL AREA HOSPITALS AFTER A SMALL QUANTITY OF FORMALDEYDE LEAKED FROM A FALLEN 55 GALLON DRUM. THE EMPLOYEES WERE PERFORMING THEIR NORMAL DUTIES AT REMOTE LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE APPROXIMATELY 55,000 FT2 BUILDING. THE LOCAL RESCUE UNIT TECHNICIAN DECIDED TO TAKE THE EMPLOYEES TO HOSPITALS AFTER SEVERAL COMPLAINED OF EYE AND THROAT IRRITATION. THE EMPLOYEES WERE RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL A SHORT TIME (AVERAGING LESS THAN ONE HALF HOUR) AFTER ARRIVAL.
Keywords: eye, throat, inhalation, paperboard, spill, formaldehyde
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1842863 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 1842863 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
3 1842863 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
4 1842863 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
5 1842863 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
6 1842863 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
7 1842863 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
8 1842863 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
9 1842863 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
10 1842863 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
11 1842863 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
12 1842863 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
13 1842863 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
14 1842863 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
15 1842863 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
16 1842863 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
17 1842863 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
18 1842863 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
19 1842863 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
20 1842863 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
21 1842863 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
22 1842863 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
23 1842863 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
24 1842863 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
25 1842863 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
26 1842863 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
27 1842863 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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