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Accident: 201796455 - Employee Is Exposed To Apparent Cloud Of Hydrogen Sulfide

Accident: 201796455 -- Report ID: 0950644 -- Event Date: 08/25/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12609152909/11/20023496Davis Wire
At approximately 7:00 p.m. on August 25, 2002, Employee #1, a galvanizer at a wire manufacturing company, was pulling out wire from a gravel box that contained a mixer-burner through which the wire was drawn to produce a smooth finish. The burner was fueled by a mixture of natural gas and hydrogen sulfide, and Employee #1 was apparently struck in the face by a cloud of hydrogen sulfide. He was subsequently hospitalized for three days.
Keywords: hydrogen sulfide, inhalation, natural gas, chemical vapor, overexposure, accidental discharge
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126091529 Hospitalized injury Other Machine operators, not specified

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