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Accident: 202354338 - Six Employees Injured When Exposed To Perchloroethylene

Accident: 202354338 -- Report ID: 0352440 -- Event Date: 07/02/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30787736507/12/20047216Dryclean Club
At approximately 9:30 a.m. on July 2, 2004, the re-claimer portion of a dry cleaning machine had a gasket that leaked in the re-claimer area of the machine. Approximately one half of a gallon of Perchloroethylene leaked out causing employees to feel dizzy, nausea, light-headedness, and tightness in the chest. Six employees were taken to the emergency room and were released within two to three hours.
Keywords: chest, leak, respiratory, dry cleaning, nausea, perchloroethylene, dizziness, overexposure, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307877365 Occupation not reported

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