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Accident: 200771590 - Four Employees Suffer From Asphyxia

Accident: 200771590 -- Report ID: 0134000 -- Event Date: 04/28/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30609630605/02/20038051Radius Healthcare Beverly
On April 28, 2003, four employees were working in a kitchen. The dish washing machine was undergoing repairs, which required the replacement of the heat booster. This part allows for the water to reach the proper temperature for sanitization. Since this function was not available, a temporary bleach line was connected to the machine for continued use. For some reason, one of the employees added another chemical (Lime-Away) into the dish washing machine without removing the temporary bleach line. The two chemicals mixed and let off a toxic gas, which caused all four employees to suffer from asphyxia. Only one of the four employees was hospitalized.
Keywords: asphyxiated, repair, bleach, chemical reaction, chemical vapor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 306096306 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Kitchen workers, food preparation
2 306096306 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Kitchen workers, food preparation
3 306096306 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Kitchen workers, food preparation
4 306096306 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Kitchen workers, food preparation

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