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Accident: 202366274 - Paramedics Are Hospitalized In Exposure To Toxic Vapor

Accident: 202366274 -- Report ID: 1055360 -- Event Date: 08/30/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31029967208/30/20064119Deer Park Volunteer &
Around noon of August 29, 2006, Employees #1 and #2, both paramedics, arrived at the intersection of Bruce Road and State Route 206 in Spokane, WA, where firefighters were extinguishing a burning garbage truck that contained a high pH cleaning product. The employees were affected by the chemical vapors emitted and were taken to Sacred Heart Medical Center, where they were treated for their injuries.
Keywords: firefighter, garbage truck, health care worker, fire, toxic atmosphere, inhalation, cleaning fluid, chemical vapor, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310299672 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 310299672 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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