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Accident: 202542627 - Employee Is Exposed To Toxic Fumes

Accident: 202542627 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 11/01/2010
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12619110512/08/20107812Paramount Pictures
On November 1, 2010, Employee #1, a foreman sign writer, was working in the front room of the sign shop, gluing double stack central PVC stand-off letters for a production called "Contagion". Employee #1 used 3 tubes of Devcon Plastic Welder Adhesive and Activator to attach the letters. The Devcon Plastic Welder Adhesive and Activator contain the following: methacrylic acid; methyl methacrylate monomer; chlorosulfonated polyethylene; carbon tetrachloride; 3, 5- diethyl-1, 2-dihydro-1-phenyl-2-propylpyridine; and trade secret ingredients. He stated that he used the product for a total of 2.5 hours and experienced no health symptoms during the use of the product. He stated that later that night, at approximately 9:00 p.m., he started experiencing a headache, which he characterized as more severe than the headaches he normally experiences and also experienced a bloody nose. Employee #1 called in sick during the week as his symptoms became worse. On Friday November 5, 2010, Employee #1 went to the emergency room where he was given pain medication for his headache and was released. On Monday, November 8, 2010, Employee #1 went to his private physician who performed blood tests and diagnosed him as dehydrated with elevated liver enzymes. He was admitted and received an IV for 4 days without any other treatment. Employee #1 was released Friday, November 12, 2010 with no residual symptoms and was informed by his physician that he could return to full duty without work restrictions.
Keywords: glue, headache, chemical vapor, toxic fumes, advertising sign
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 126191105 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported

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