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Accident: 200000420 - Four Employees Hospitalized After Chemical Exposure

Accident: 200000420 -- Report ID: 0728500 -- Event Date: 11/20/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30000665711/21/19972879Omnium, Llc
On November 20, 1997, Employees #1 through #4 were bagging the pesticide Phosdrin in the PVA unit when the hopper became clogged with the product, and they tried to clean it out. Sometime after this, they began experiencing symptoms such as headache, nausea, and muscle twitching. All ten workers in the area had their cholinesterase levels checked; Employees #1 through #4 were hospitalized because of abnormal readings.
Keywords: dust, protective clothing, work rules, cleaning, clogged, skin, poisoning, overexposure, pesticide, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300006657 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Packaging and filling machine operators
2 300006657 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Packaging and filling machine operators
3 300006657 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Packaging and filling machine operators
4 300006657 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Packaging and filling machine operators

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