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Accident: 170702203 - Employee'S Vocal Cords Damaged From Chemical Inhalation

Accident: 170702203 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 01/15/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11969399203/24/19935149Stein Distributing
At approximately 4:00 a.m. on January 15, 1993, a worker dumped an ammonia and bleach solution into the commode of his facility, which is adjacent to Stein Distributing. Employee #1, of Stein Distributing, reported to work at approximately 7:00 a.m. and suffered multiple symptoms from the fumes. Employee #1 was transported by an ambulance to the local hospital for treatment. She was released and was diagnosed by her private physician with vocal cord edema from toxic vapors. No accident-related violation was established.
Keywords: throat, ammonia, bleach, toxic atmosphere, inhalation, chemical burn, chemical vapor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119693992 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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