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Accident: 171118847 - Employee Accidently Drinks Methanol And Is Poisoned

Accident: 171118847 -- Report ID: 1054193 -- Event Date: 06/29/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30960985706/30/20061793Cgc Industries Inc
On June 28, 2006, methanol was poured from a one-gallon container into an empty water bottle. The water bottle was not relabeled to identify it was being used for methanol. The bottle was placed in the vicinity of Employee #1's water bottles which were collected and taken home at the end of the day. The following morning, June 29, 2006, Employee #1 drank from the bottle containing methanol and experienced immediate effects including vomiting, vision distortion, and disorientation. Employee #1 was transported to the hospital and hospitalized for methanol poisoning.
Keywords: poisoning, chemical, vomit
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Commercial building Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309609857 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Glaziers

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