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Accident: 200262566 - Employee Dies From Bromide Poisoning

Accident: 200262566 -- Report ID: 0627100 -- Event Date: 04/28/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11797469104/30/20052819Great Lakes Chemical
On April 28, 2005, Employee #1, a chemical technician, and several coworkers were working with methyl bromide. The employees complained of burning eyes, noses, and throats, as well as nausea. The employees were sent to the hospital for treatment. Blood was drawn from several employees to check for chemical exposure. Employee #1 was admitted to the hospital and later transferred to a larger hospital, where he later died. Employee #1's blood tests revealed the presence of bromide from methyl bromide in amounts, which exceeded the published toxic level.
Keywords: ventilation, toxic atmosphere, chemical reaction, chemical vapor, poisoning, toxic fumes, overexposure, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 117974691 Fatality Poisoning(Systemic) Chemical technicians

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