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Accident: 361704893 - Employee Exposed To Chemical In Confined Space

Accident: 361704893 -- Report ID: 0950627 -- Event Date: 02/08/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12573989603/20/20027363Timec Company Inc. Dba Welltech Safety
At approximately 10:00 p.m. on February 8, 2002, Employee # 1, a contractor employee, was acting as a confined-space attendant monitoring an entrant who was inspecting the interior of an 85-foot-tall processing vessel at a petroleum refinery. A ventilation blower was supplying air through the lower manway, and the air stream was exiting at the upper manway, where Employee #1 was located. She was exposed to an unknown chemical that resulted in acute symptoms including vomiting, coughing, difficulty breathing, edema on her exposed skin, and loss of consciousness. Employee #1 was hospitalized for 5 days in an intensive care unit.
Keywords: respiratory, unconsciousness, ventilation, confined space, chemical vessel, refinery, chemical, cough, vomit
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125739896 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Laborers, except construction

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