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Accident: 14534168 - Employee Dies After On-The-Job Asthma Attack

Accident: 14534168 -- Report ID: 0931300 -- Event Date: 07/18/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11063635408/30/19909711Navcams Westpac
Employee #1 was changing the polishing compound in a bowling ball cleaner. When he started the machine, the compound block jumped off the axle center, releasing a cloud of dust from the bowling ball compound. Soon thereafter, Employee #1, who was a chronic asthmatic, suffered an acute attack. During transport to the hospital, he suffered heart failure and subsequent brain damage and pneumonia. Employee #1 died 24 days later.
Keywords: heart, respiratory, maintenance, dust, ppe, work rules, inhalation, cardiac arrest, brain, mech malfunction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110636354 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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