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Accident: 200082154 - Employees Are Exposed To Chemicals When Bottle Breaks

Accident: 200082154 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 03/03/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30827044603/03/20053089Eastern Plastics, Inc.
On March 3, 2005, Employee #1 and other 10 employees were cleaning up the spill after a one-gallon bottle of Weldon 5 (70Methylene chloride, 20Methylmethacrylate 5 acetic acid) broke in the Receiving Area. Employees opened a roll up door to get some fresh air when high wind blew the vapors throughout the facility. The building was evacuated, and 11 employees were taken to the hospital. They were not hospitalized.
Keywords: high wind, vapor, cleaning, inhalation, spill, poisoning, door, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308270446 Occupation not reported

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