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Accident: 170748669 - Nine Employees Suffer From Smoke Inhalation

Accident: 170748669 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 01/25/1998
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30045987201/26/19988051Heartland Of Beckley
Employees #1 through #9 were evacuated along with 80 residents of a nursing home after the fire alarm was triggered because of the smell of smoke. They were taken to the hospital and treated for smoke inhalation and exhaustion. The source of the smoke was later found to be ballast from a fluorescent light in a hallway.
Keywords: dust, inhalation, lighting, smoke, smoke inhalation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300459872 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
2 300459872 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
3 300459872 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
4 300459872 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
5 300459872 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
6 300459872 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
7 300459872 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
8 300459872 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
9 300459872 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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