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Accident: 201261104 - Employee Killed From Breathing In Fumes

Accident: 201261104 -- Report ID: 0524200 -- Event Date: 01/24/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30508003801/25/20021799Arlington Porcelain Refinishing, Inc.
On January 24, 2002, Employee #1 was using stripper to strip bathroom walls at a job site. Employee #1 was last seen alive at approximately 11:30 a.m. and was later found at 12:14 p.m. not responsive. Employee #1 was not wearing respiratory protection and the local exhaust system was not on, when medical personnel arrived. The stripper contained methylene chloride, naptha, methanol, and isopropanol. He apparently died from breathing in the fumes contained in the stripper.
Keywords: methyl alcohol, asphyxiated, isopropanol, methylene chloride, naphtha, respirator
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Alteration or rehabilitation Under $50,000 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 305080038 Fatality Asphyxia Painters, construction and maintenance

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