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Accident: 202531273 - Employee Is Exposed To Psyllium Dust, Suffers Asthma Attack

Accident: 202531273 -- Report ID: 0950635 -- Event Date: 09/11/2012
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31364634109/17/20128361Episcopal Communities And Services
On September 11, 2012, Employee #1, a registered nurse working for a retirement community, generated psyllium dust while pouring a commercial laxative product into a disposal container. Employee #1 inhaled the psyllium dust and experienced shortness of breath and respiratory distress. Emergency services arrived and administered oxygen. Employee #1 was transported to Torrance Memorial and was hospitalized. Employee #1 has a history of asthma.
Keywords: oxygen deficiency, respiratory, lung, dust, emergency response, inhalation, air contamination
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 313646341 Hospitalized injury Other Registered nurses

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