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Accident: 200460640 - Three Employees Injured By Exposure To Cyanide

Accident: 200460640 -- Report ID: 0111400 -- Event Date: 01/24/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30291904801/27/20003499E.A. Dion, Incorporated
Employees #1 through #3 worked on buffing and punch press machines at the E.A. Dion Corporation. They suffered from exposure to cyanide and were hospitalized. An inspection was conducted upon notification by the Public Health Department. It revealed a lack of hazard communication training, insufficient exposure assessment for cyanide or hydrogen peroxide, insufficient labeling, inadequate PPE, improper selection of respiratory protection equipment, inadequate work practices and engineering controls for mixing hydrogen peroxide and sodium cyanide, and several safety violations.
Keywords: ppe, work rules, inhalation, chemical vapor, poisoning, press operator, punch press, untrained, cyanide, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 302919048 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Punching and stamping press machine operators
2 302919048 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Punching and stamping press machine operators
3 302919048 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Punching and stamping press machine operators

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