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Accident: 200330330 - Employee Dies Of Cardiac Arrest While Using Muriatic Acid

Accident: 200330330 -- Report ID: 0830300 -- Event Date: 02/01/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30023822702/08/19991521Bernhard Home Improvement
Employee #1 was applying muriatic acid to the concrete floor of a garage when he went into cardiac arrest and died. He was wearing a negative pressure respirator for protection from the muriatic acid mist and vapors.
Keywords: heart, ppe, work rules, construction, inhalation, cardiac arrest, chemical vapor, chemical, respirator
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 1 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300238227 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Other

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