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Accident: 201271590 - Five Employees Sickened By Exposure To Pesticide

Accident: 201271590 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 09/04/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30471641809/05/20028051Sunbridge Care & Rehabilitation For Decatur
On September 4, 2002, Employees #1 and #2 were working in or near an office when a pesticide containing cyfluthrin and petroleum solvents was applied in the office by an outside contractor. Employees #1 and #2 soon complained of nausea, difficulty breathing, and dizziness. Employees #3 through #5 entered the area after the pesticide was applied and they had similar symptoms. Employees #1 through #5 were sent to a local hospital and were admitted to stay overnight.
Keywords: respiratory, ventilation, office area, work rules, toxic atmosphere, inhalation, nausea, dizziness, overexposure, pesticide
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 304716418 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 304716418 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
3 304716418 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
4 304716418 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
5 304716418 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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