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Accident: 170886857 - Employee Overcome By Chemical Vapors

Accident: 170886857 -- Report ID: 0950612 -- Event Date: 02/15/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11968380303/31/19970241Bill Furtado Dairy
Employee #1 could not find the container into which he usually poured soap at the end of the milking shift. He instead grabbed another container--a bleach bottle that smelled as though there had been bleach in it. As he poured the soap into the bleach bottle, the two chemicals started to react . Employee #1 was overcome by the vapors and experienced difficulty breathing.
Keywords: respiratory, bleach, agriculture, work rules, inhalation, chemical reaction, chemical vapor, poisoning, toxic fumes, overexposure
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119683803 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Farm workers

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