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Accident: 170220537 - Nine Fire Fighters Overcome By Exposure To Chemicals

Accident: 170220537 -- Report ID: 0552652 -- Event Date: 07/16/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11487035507/17/19929224Wyandotte Fire Dept Central
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11487075107/17/19929224Wyandotte Fire Dept Station #3
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11487035507/17/19929224Wyandotte Fire Dept Central
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11080098407/17/19923443Karmazin Products
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11487035507/17/19929224Wyandotte Fire Dept Central
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11487075107/17/19929224Wyandotte Fire Dept Station #3
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11487035507/17/19929224Wyandotte Fire Dept Central
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11487075107/17/19929224Wyandotte Fire Dept Station #3
On July 16, 1992, Employees #1 through #9, all fire fighters, were attempting to rescue two workers from a confined space. They were overcome by exposure to chemicals and were admitted to the hospital for treatment. They had not been provided with a site plan or trained on the types of chemicals at the facility. The Occupational Health Department was also involved in the investigation.
Keywords: firefighter, work rules, toxic atmosphere, toxic fumes, overexposure, untrained, confined space, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 114870355 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
2 114870751 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
3 114870751 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
4 114870355 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
5 110800984 Occupation Not Listed
6 114870355 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
7 114870751 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
8 114870355 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
9 114870355 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
10 114870751 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported

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