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Accident: 14492391 - Employee Dies From Overexposure To Trichloroethylene

Accident: 14492391 -- Report ID: 0214500 -- Event Date: 02/13/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10986621002/14/19927694Reliable Technologies, Inc.
On February 14, 1992, Employee #1 was attempting to clean a spray booth by spraying trichloroethylene onto its walls. He was working alone without a respirator. He was found unconscious by coworkers. It appeared that when Employee #1 collapsed, he knocked over the container of trichloroethylene, thereby soaking his clothing. The autopsy indicated excessive amounts of trichloroethylene in Employee #1's brain.
Keywords: ppe, venting, work rules, cleaning, overexposure, spray booth, trichlorethylene, brain, respirator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109866210 Fatality Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported

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