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Accident: 14478119 - Exposed To Trichlorethylene In Vapor Degreaser

Accident: 14478119 -- Report ID: 0111100 -- Event Date: 09/29/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10140071109/30/19863069Bottoms Usa
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS CLEANING A VAPOR DEGREASER WHICH WAS 8 FEET LONG AT THE TOP, 6 FEET, 2 INCHES LONG AT THE BOTTOM, 41 1/2 INCHES WIDE AND 41 1/2 INCHES TALL. THE DEGREASER WAS MADE BY BY SIREM OF ITALY, MODEL SL-1, SN SB-124185. EMPLOYEE #1 ENTERED THE TANK WITHOUT USING ANY KIND OF RESPIRATORY PROTECTION. THE OPERATING PROCEDURE FOR CLEANING THE DEGREASER DID NOT CONTAIN ANY PROCEDURES FOR THE SAFE ENTRY OF CONFINED SPACES. THE CAUSE OF DEATH WAS LISTED AS EXPOSURE TO TRICHLORETHYLENE AND 1, 1, 1 TRICHLOROETHANE (PROBABLE VENTRICULAR FIBRILLATION).
Keywords: respiratory, confined space, work rules, cleaning, inhalation, degreaser, toxic fumes, trichlorethylene, respirator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101400711 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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