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Accident: 762823 - Employee Overcome By Gas From Improperly Combined Chemicals

Accident: 762823 -- Report ID: 0454722 -- Event Date: 11/12/1990
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11104864111/13/19902013Oscar Mayer Foods Corp
Employee #1 assumed that his sweeper contained bleach and added more. Apparently, the sweeper contained acid that was stored nearby; a chemical reaction occurred and Employee #1 was overcome by the fumes. He required hospitalization.
Keywords: bleach, work rules, chemical reaction, toxic fumes, sweeper, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111048641 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported

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