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Accident: 739995 - Employees Suffer Illness From Overheated Transformer

Accident: 739995 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 10/08/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11234013810/23/19902752Metro Web
At approximately 5:00 p.m. on October 8, 1990, Employees #1 through #7 began displaying symptoms of chemical exposure such as lightheadedness, headaches, stomach pains, and nausea due to an overheated transformer. The transformer was apparently exhausting gases with a strong odor. Eventually the employer turned off this transformer, evacuated the building, and sent the employees to the hospital. The medical records from each affected employee indicated good physical health and carboxyhemoglobin levels within the proper range.
Keywords: headache, gas, nausea, carboxyhemoglobin, overheated, toxic fumes, overexposure, transformer, stomach
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112340138 Hospitalized injury Other Photoengravers and lithographers
2 112340138 Hospitalized injury Other Photoengravers and lithographers
3 112340138 Hospitalized injury Other Photoengravers and lithographers
4 112340138 Hospitalized injury Other Photoengravers and lithographers
5 112340138 Hospitalized injury Other Photoengravers and lithographers
6 112340138 Hospitalized injury Other Photoengravers and lithographers
7 112340138 Hospitalized injury Other Photoengravers and lithographers

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