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Accident: 201141033 - Employee Appears To Have A Stroke

Accident: 201141033 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 04/09/1999
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12024576606/09/19994226Wet-Seal
Employee #1 was disconnecting a motorized pallet jack during a battery charging operation and was not wearing any eye protection. The procedure required him to disconnect two electrical cords and reconnect one. Employee #1 then experienced a pain in his left eye and initial emergency treatment focused on possible acid exposure. Follow-up treatment yielded a diagnosis of a stroke occurring to the left eye's optic nerve due to a pre-existing medical condition. Evidence of acid exposure has not been conclusive.
Keywords: battery, eye, maintenance, industrial truck
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120245766 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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