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Accident: 170903595 - Employee Injured After Inhaling Dry Cement While Off Loading

Accident: 170903595 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 01/24/1996
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11983110501/31/19963275United States Gypsum
Employee #1, of Apex Bulk Commodities, was unloading dry powder cement from a bulk trailer when a transfer line became clogged. As he tried to unclog the line, he inadvertently dumped cement over his face and inhaled the dry powder. Employee #1 had attempted to tighten the wing nuts under pressure; this was contrary to the rules of Apex Bulk Commodities and to the contractual guidelines, as established by U.S. Gypsum.
Keywords: respiratory, maintenance, cement powder, work rules, inhalation, clogged, off loading, spill, powder, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119831105 Hospitalized injury Other Truck drivers, heavy

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