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Accident: 78459.015 - Employee Is Killed While Deglazing A Bathtub

Accident: 78459.015 -- Report ID: 0522300 -- Event Date: 07/29/2015
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1081517.01507/30/2015Best Touch Tub & Tile Llc
At 2:00 p.m. on July 29, 2015, an employee, a 30 year old male laborer, was refi nishing a bathtub for the housing authority. The employee was working alone at this particular worksite and poured a chemical containing methylene chloride int o the bathtub, brushed it onto the sides, and scraped the bathtub as part of a d eglazing process. The door was closed to help prevent vapors from spreading to the rest of the house, and a window in the bathroom was propped open with a can of shaving cream. The employee was found hunched over the bathtub by the home l easeholder. The employee was killed by methylene chloride exposure while using Savogran Superstrip.
Keywords: asphyxiated, methylene chloride, toxic atmosphere, vapor, ventilation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1081517.015 30 M Fatality

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