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Accident: 170714372 - Possible Exposure To Organic Solvent Hospitalizes Employee

Accident: 170714372 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 02/18/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11987928603/18/19933845Beckman Instrument
On February 18, 1993, at approximately 1:30 p.m., Employee #1, working in the special chemistry laboratory, may have been exposed to pyridine and/or glutaraldehyde. On February 21, 1993, the employee was hospitalized for 2 days with an allergic reaction that caused facial tissue edema and blistered mouth tissue. It is unclear if these organic solvents were responsible for her allergic reaction. There was no gross chemical exposure such as a spill or splashing. Because a drug acid synthesis process was in progress near the employee that day, the reagents in use were checked. The only chemicals in use that might have caused Employee #1's allergic reaction were pyridine and glutaraldehyde. No violation was found.
Keywords: allergic reaction, mouth, air contamination, chemical reaction, face, overexposure, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119879286 Hospitalized injury Other Chemists, except biochemists

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