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Accident: 14540173 - Exposure To Styrene Vapor And Heat

Accident: 14540173 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 06/07/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
95957706/08/19843851Univis Frame
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
92456306/08/19843499A Greenhalgh Company Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
95957706/08/19843851Univis Frame
STYRENE POLYESTER RESIN WAS BEING APPLIED TO FIBERGLASS CLOTH TO LINE STEEL TANKS IN THE POLLUTION CONTROL ROOM BY AN OUTSIDE CONTRACTOR, A. GREENHALGH CO. INC., 19 MENDON AVE., PAWTUCKET, R. I. TEL. (401) 723-3528. (PLATING TANK WASTE WATER IS TREATED PRIOR TO BEING DISCHARGED TO THE SEWER.) THE DOOR TO THE MAIN PLANT FROM THE POLLUTION CONTROL ROOM WAS OPENED BY THE PLANT ELECTRICIAN. SINCE THE PLANT IS UNDER NEGATIVE PRESSURE, STYRENE VAPORS FILLED THE PRODUCTION AREA. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT WAS CALLED. SEVENTEEN EMPLOYEES WERE TAKEN TO STURDY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOM COMPLAINING OF HEADACHES, DIZZINESS, AND EYE IRRITATION AFTER WAITING OUTSIDE IN THE HEAT FOR ABOUT AN HOUR. FIBERGLASS OPERATIONS WERE CEASED TEMPORAILY AND FANS FROM THE FIRE DEPARTMENT VENTILATED THE AREA.
Keywords: dizziness, styrene, polyester resin, eye, heat, vapor, headache
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 959577 Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported
2 959577 Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported
3 959577 Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported
4 959577 Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported
5 959577 Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported
6 959577 Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported
7 959577 Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported
8 924563 Occupation Not Listed
9 959577 Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported
10 959577 Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported
11 959577 Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported
12 959577 Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported
13 959577 Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported
14 959577 Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported
15 959577 Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported
16 959577 Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported
17 959577 Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported
18 959577 Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported

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