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Accident: 200632198 - Employee Dies After Working With Bathtub-Stripping Chemicals

Accident: 200632198 -- Report ID: 0316400 -- Event Date: 02/12/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31337213802/12/20107011Uptowner Inns Inc. Dba Holiday Inn Hotel And Suite
On February 3, 2010, Employee #1 was stripping bathtubs using an etching product containing ammonium bifluoride, hydrofluoric acid, phosphoric acid, and sulfuric acid. He was wearing a 3M negative pressure respirator. Employee #1 left work on February 3, 2010, and later complained of difficulty breathing. On February 7, 2010, Employee #1 went to the hospital. He was given prescriptions for steroids and antibiotics and released. Employee #1 died at a friend's home on February 12, 2010.
Keywords: respiratory, vapor, ammonia, ppe, hydrofluoric acid, phosphoric acid, infection, sulfuric acid, hotel, respirator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313372138 Fatality Asphyxia Laborers, except construction

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