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Accident: 50966.015 - Automotive Technician Dies After Exposure To Chemicals

Accident: 50966.015 -- Report ID: 0626700 -- Event Date: 08/17/2013
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
933273.01508/19/2013Island Field Services
At 7:30 a.m. on August 17, 2013, an employee was working for a firm engaged in general automotive repair. He was in the firm's diesel mechanic shop and was working on a 9,100-kilogram (10-ton) Lull forklift. For some unstated reason, the employee fell ill. He was hospitalized, and he died. The medical examiner stated that evidence of sulfuric acid and sulfur dioxide was found. There were no chemicals such as sulfuric acid or sulfur dioxide to which he would have been exposed in the diesel mechanic shop. At the time the narrative was written, the origin of the chemical exposure was not known.
Keywords: toxic atmosphere, chemical, chemical vapor, automotive repair, sulfur dioxide, sulfuric acid
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 933273.015 43 M Fatality Poisoning(Systemic)

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