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Accident: 200550077 - Employees Suffer From Overexposure To Pesticide

Accident: 200550077 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 06/11/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12346928006/18/19975191Helena Chemical Co.
Employees #1 through #4 were using a mechanical elevator system to load fertilizer coated with Furadan pesticide (carbofuran) onto trucks. The employees became ill after absorbing the pesticide through their skin. All four were transported to the hospital for treatment; Employees #1 and #2 were kept overnight and Employees #3 and #4 were released that same day. The employees were not using any form of personal protective equipment for their faces, hands, and arms.
Keywords: clothing, loading, protective clothing, ppe, work rules, chemical reaction, skin, poisoning, pesticide, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123469280 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Mixing and blending machine operators
2 123469280 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Mixing and blending machine operators
3 123469280 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Mixing and blending machine operators
4 123469280 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Mixing and blending machine operators

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