Powered by GoogleTranslate

Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Accident Report Detail

Accident: 779421 - Employees Ill After Hazardous Chemical Spill

Accident: 779421 -- Report ID: 0953210 -- Event Date: 05/26/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10464419005/26/19884213United Parcel Service
Employee #4 noticed a package leaking a malodorous liquid onto the loading conveyor belt and removed the package to the floor with his bare hands. Employee #3 also used his bare hands to place the damaged package in a plastic bag. Employee #1 removed the bagged package to the exterior of the building, subsequently spilling the chemical on his clothing. Employees #2 and #5 through #13 were overcome by vapors from the spilled liquid and experienced nausea, vomiting, and dizziness. All employees were transported to local hospitals, where they were treated for respiratory distress and released.
Keywords: respiratory, work rules, nausea, dizziness, spill, toxic fumes, overexposure, chemical, vomit
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104644190 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.
2 104644190 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.
3 104644190 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.
4 104644190 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.
5 104644190 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.
6 104644190 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.
7 104644190 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.
8 104644190 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.
9 104644190 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.
10 104644190 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.
11 104644190 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Managers and administrators, n.e.c
12 104644190 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.
13 104644190 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Managers and administrators, n.e.c
14 104644190 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.
15 104644190 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.
16 104644190 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Managers and administrators, n.e.c
17 104644190 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.

Thank You for Visiting Our Website

You are exiting the Department of Labor's Web server.

The Department of Labor does not endorse, takes no responsibility for, and exercises no control over the linked organization or its views, or contents, nor does it vouch for the accuracy or accessibility of the information contained on the destination server. The Department of Labor also cannot authorize the use of copyrighted materials contained in linked Web sites. Users must request such authorization from the sponsor of the linked Web site. Thank you for visiting our site. Please click the button below to continue.

Close