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Accident: 200925717 - Employee Dies While Spray-Painting Apartment Interiors

Accident: 200925717 -- Report ID: 0355123 -- Event Date: 08/09/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31369961308/07/20091721Calfee-Gray Corporation
On August 9, 2007, Employee #1 was spray painting the insides of apartments; at the time of the accident, he was on his third apartment of the day. He was using latex paint and wearing a half-mask respirator, a short-sleeved shirt, and white painter pants. The doors and windows were open in the apartment and the outside temperature was approximately 85 degrees F. A coworker found Employee #1 with his head under running water at the kitchen sink. Employee #1 then walked approximately 10 ft to a bucket and got on his knees. A second coworker, the job site foreman, also came into the apartment and told Employee #1 to go outside into the breezeway. Employee #1 went outside, vomited, and then began gasping for air. Emergency Services was immediately called. When the ambulance arrived, Employee #1 had stopped breathing, though he still had a pulse. The ambulance crew was unable to revive Employee #1, and he died at the scene.
Keywords: respiratory, ventilation, work rules, construction, inhalation, spray painting, paint, respiratory tract, painter, vomit
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Multi-family dwelling Maintenance or repair $50,000 to $250,000 3 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 313699613 Fatality Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Interior painting and decorating
FatCause: Other

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