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Accident: 781484 - Employees Are Overcome By Xylene Vapors, One Hospitalized

Accident: 781484 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 05/09/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11234777805/09/19913465Ohi Automotive American Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11235240605/10/19911752Kenway Distributors Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11234777805/09/19913465Ohi Automotive American Inc
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11234776005/09/19911541James N Gray Construction Co
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11234777805/09/19913465Ohi Automotive American Inc
Workers completing work on an expansion facility at an existing production site were applying a urethane coating to the facility's floor. Xylene vapors from the urethane coating migrated from the expansion facility to another building where Employees #1 through #10, production workers, began to experience symptoms typical of solvent exposure. Employee #1, who was suffering chest pains, was held overnight at a hospital for observation. Employees #2 through #10 were given oxygen therapy and released.
Keywords: respiratory, xylene, inhalation, toxic fumes, overexposure, chest, vapor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 112347778 Hospitalized injury Other Punching and stamping press machine operators
2 112347778 Non Hospitalized injury Other Punching and stamping press machine operators
3 112347778 Non Hospitalized injury Other Punching and stamping press machine operators
4 112347778 Non Hospitalized injury Other Punching and stamping press machine operators
5 112352406 Occupation Not Listed
6 112347778 Non Hospitalized injury Other Punching and stamping press machine operators
7 112347760 Occupation Not Listed
8 112347778 Non Hospitalized injury Other Punching and stamping press machine operators
9 112347778 Non Hospitalized injury Other Punching and stamping press machine operators
10 112347778 Non Hospitalized injury Other Punching and stamping press machine operators
11 112347778 Non Hospitalized injury Other Punching and stamping press machine operators
12 112347778 Non Hospitalized injury Other Punching and stamping press machine operators

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