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Accident: 14567192 - Employees Exposed To Trichlorethylene From Degreaser

Accident: 14567192 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 08/12/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
319357008/13/19853494Anchor Swan Corporation (Division Of Harvard Ind.)
A DELTA DEGREASER, MODEL #1 DCR 750 IBVS HD, LEAKED TRICHLORETHYLENE FUMES. EMPLOYEES #1, #2, AND #3 RECEIVED HEADACHES, NAUSEA, BREATHING PROBLEMS, AND BURNING IN THEIR THROATS FROM EXPOSURE TO THE FUMES. A POSSIBLE CAUSE OF THE LEAK WAS THE LOW FREON LEVEL IN THE DEGREASER.
Keywords: burn, throat, headache, inhalation, nausea, degreaser, toxic fumes, trichlorethylene
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 3193570 Non Hospitalized injury Other Fabricating machine operators, n.e.c.
2 3193570 Non Hospitalized injury Other Purchasing agents and buyers n.e.c.
3 3193570 Hospitalized injury Other Fabricating machine operators, n.e.c.

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