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Accident: 201174711 - Fourteen Employees Are Treated For Chemical Vapor Exposure

Accident: 201174711 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 10/20/2003
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12034423910/21/20035411Safeway
On October 20, 2003, Employee #1, a grocery store deli manager, was using bleach on the floor of the store when it reacted with an acid based delimer product stored under the sink. The delimer had a small pinhole in the container and had leaked through onto the floor. Employee #1 complained of a sore throat and dizziness from a chemical reaction caused by the mixture of the two cleaning products. The Truckee Fire Protection District evacuated Employee #1 and twelve additional employees. Fourteen employees were transported to Tahoe Forest Hospital, where they were hospitalized. Thirteen employees received breathing treatments and Employee #14 received additional treatment intravenously.
Keywords: lung, asphyxiated, cleaning, inhalation, chemical reaction, dizziness, chemical vapor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120344239 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Cashiers
2 120344239 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
3 120344239 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Cashiers
4 120344239 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Cashiers
5 120344239 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Cashiers
6 120344239 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Cashiers
7 120344239 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Cashiers
8 120344239 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Cashiers
9 120344239 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Health technologists and technicians, n.e.c.
10 120344239 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Cashiers
11 120344239 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
12 120344239 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Supervisors, food preparation & service occupation
13 120344239 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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