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Accident: 170702542 - Employees Exposed To Ethylene Oxide

Accident: 170702542 -- Report ID: 0950614 -- Event Date: 06/14/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11180829106/21/19938062Eden Hospital - Laurel Grove
Employees #1 and #3 were in the decontamination area when the 20 ppm alarm went off. Employee #3 left immediately. Within 10 minutes, Employee #2 shut off the ethylene oxide (eto). The eto was displaced by air changes for approximately 3 hours before the area could be reoccupied. Employees #1 through #3 showered. An AMSCO technical representative determined that a design defect, a missing seal in the line from an empty tank, was the source of the leak. A seal was installed.
Keywords: leak, ethylene oxide, seal, tank
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111808291 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 111808291 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
3 111808291 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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