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Accident: 200030286 - Employee Injured By Exposure To Urethane Fumes

Accident: 200030286 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 04/26/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12215227504/28/19979199U.S. Postal Service
Employee #1 and 24 coworkers were sorting mail on the floor below where a urethane sealant was being applied to a floor. Air handlers sent urethane fumes down into their work area. The 25 workers were sent to the medical unit and four, including Employee #1, were hospitalized.
Keywords: vapor, ventilation, work rules, toxic atmosphere, inhalation, air contamination, chemical vapor, toxic fumes, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 122152275 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Mail clerks, excluding postal service

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