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Accident: 201021128 - Employee Is Exposed To Battery Acid, Sustains Fracture

Accident: 201021128 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 05/10/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30074908205/14/20075013Lartom Inc Dba Aec International
At approximately 4:15 p.m. on May 10, 2007, Employee #1 was working as a delivery truck driver for an auto parts distributorship. Employee #1 was found on the side of the road in acute distress (chest pain, nose bleed, and difficulty breathing) by the highway patrol. The highway patrol called for emergency assistance and Employee #1 as transported to the hospital where he was found to be suffering from chemical pneumonitis, possibly due to inhalation of battery acid. Employee #1 had been transporting used batteries back to his distributorship when he was found. Employee #1 also sustained a fracture and was hospitalized.
Keywords: battery, chest, respiratory, fracture, chemical vapor, chemical, truck driver
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 300749082 Hospitalized injury Fracture Truck drivers, light

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