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Accident: 200371649 - Employee Exposed To Acid While Collecting Garbage

Accident: 200371649 -- Report ID: 0454510 -- Event Date: 06/19/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30357928807/18/20014212Garbage Pickup Inc.
On June 19, 2001, Employee #1, a helper on the garbage truck, was emptying residential garbage cans. He had trouble breathing about 30 minutes after emptying the cans. The Emergency Medical Service was called and it was determined that Employee #1 had an allergic reaction to powdered muriatic acid that a home owner had thrown out in the trash. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital and treated.
Keywords: garbage truck, allergic reaction, inhalation, powder, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303579288 Non Hospitalized injury Other Garbage collectors

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