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Accident: 202440368 - Employee Poisoned By Mistakenly Drinking Dishwashing Agent

Accident: 202440368 -- Report ID: 0950633 -- Event Date: 04/09/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30745682205/16/20055812Elephant Bar Restaurant
At approximately 9:30 p.m. on April 9, 2005, Employee #1, a full-time dishwasher, ingested an industrial grade dishwashing caustic solution from a beverage pitcher, which resulted in severe esophagitis, gastritis with necrosis, and ulcers. Employee #1 was hospitalized for nine days. He thought that the yellowish solution in the pitcher next to his cup, on top of the dishwashing machine, was lemonade.
Keywords: cleaning fluid, poisoning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 307456822 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Kitchen workers, food preparation

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