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Accident: 14477566 - Recreational Inhalation Of Nitrous Oxide

Accident: 14477566 -- Report ID: 0111100 -- Event Date: 08/17/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
94330808/23/19848062Rumford Community Hospital Inc
DECEASED PERSON WAS THE CHIEF OF RESPIRATORY THERAPY, RUMFORD COMMUNITY HOSPITAL. DECEASED PERSON WAS ENGAGED IN THE UNAUTHORIZED RECREATIONAL USE OF NITROUS OXIDE IN THE GAS STORAGE AREA, LOCATED BEHIND THE HOSPITAL. HE EVIDENTLY MISCALCULATED HIS DOSE AND ASPHYXIATED ON HIS OWN VOMIT.
Keywords: asphyxiated, inhalation, nitrous oxide, vomit
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 943308 Fatality Asphyxia Inhalation therapists

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