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Accident: 171061567 - Employee Became Ill After Inhaling Unknown Dust

Accident: 171061567 -- Report ID: 0854910 -- Event Date: 10/10/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30441263810/24/20011794K D Cody Excavation
On October 10, 2001, Employee #1 and #2 of KD Cody Excavation were digging a trench. Employee #1 inside the trench uncovered a small animal den with his shovel. A white dust rose from the den and migrated into their breathing zones. Two days later Employee #1 developed a fever, cough and chest tightness. Respiratory symptoms became progressively worse over the next few days resulting in hospital admittance.
Keywords: chest, dust inhalation, cough
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling New project or new addition $1,000,000 to $5,000,000 2
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 304412638 Hospitalized injury Other Excavating and loading machine operators FallDist:
Cause: Excavation
FatCause: Other

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