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Accident: 14535355 - Employee Dies Of Asphyxia After Chemical Exposure

Accident: 14535355 -- Report ID: 0830300 -- Event Date: 07/02/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10145723207/06/19875172Farmers Union Oil Company
Employee #1 was repairing a tractor tire in a field in a rural area. He was working with a calcium chloride solution as well as with several chemical compounds commonly used in tire repair work when he suddenly collapsed. Employee #1 rose from the ground, walked a few feet, and then collapsed again. Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful, and he died. The autopsy report stated that Employee #1 died of asphyxia by inhalation of a noxious substance that caused his lungs to fill with mucous. The substance that caused this reaction was not identified.
Keywords: respiratory, lung, asphyxiated, repair, allergic reaction, inhalation, chemical reaction, chemical vapor, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 101457232 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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