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Accident: 694836 - Employees Become Ill After Inhaling Smoke From Fire

Accident: 694836 -- Report ID: 0355115 -- Event Date: 04/12/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12370287004/12/19942396Automotive Industries, Inc
At approximately 4:15 a.m. on April 12, 1994, Employee #1 was waiting for molds that were passing through a radiant heat oven on a conveyor to heat up to approximately 120 degrees F. Apparently, a handle on one of the molds became caught on a line that contained a naphtha mold release and broke the line. The liquid naphtha sprayed on the heater, causing a fire. Employees #1 through #10 and #12 through #14 were working in the area and were overcome by smoke, suffering chest pains and vomiting. The employees, including Employee #11, were transported to the hospital.
Keywords: chest, respiratory, fire, inhalation, naphtha, smoke inhalation, vomit
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 123702870 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Molding and casting machine operators
2 123702870 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Molding and casting machine operators
3 123702870 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Molding and casting machine operators
4 123702870 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Industrial engineering technicians
5 123702870 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Supervisors; distrib., sched'g & adjusting clerks
6 123702870 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Molding and casting machine operators
7 123702870 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Molding and casting machine operators
8 123702870 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Molding and casting machine operators
9 123702870 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Molding and casting machine operators
10 123702870 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Supervisors; distrib., sched'g & adjusting clerks
11 123702870 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Supervisors; distrib., sched'g & adjusting clerks
12 123702870 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Machinery maintenance occupations
13 123702870 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Molding and casting machine operators
14 123702870 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Machinery maintenance occupations

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