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Accident: 603050 - Employees Suffer Smoke Inhalation And Heat Exhaustion

Accident: 603050 -- Report ID: 0419400 -- Event Date: 05/29/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1830669606/03/19917349Jesco
At 3:50 p.m. on May 29, 1991, as a result of a fire alarm, Employees #1 through #6 stopped their regular assignments and proceeded to the announced area to perform fire brigade duties. Duties involved controlling the fire in the material prep area at the #4 mixer prior to arrival of local fire department personnel. The product being manufactured had been discharged from the mixer into ductwork en route to another mixer. The fire in the ductwork produced thick smoke and extreme heat. All employees were treated for heat exhaustion and smoke inhalation at the local hospital; none required hospitalization. Their injuries resulted from inadequate fire brigade training to fight the fire and to select appropriate personal protective equipment for the potential hazards.
Keywords: ppe, fire, fire brigade, heat exhaustion, untrained, smoke inhalation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18306696 Non Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported
2 18306696 Non Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported
3 18306696 Non Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported
4 18306696 Non Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported
5 18306696 Non Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported
6 18306696 Non Hospitalized injury Heat Exhaustion Occupation not reported

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