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Accident: 825562 - Employees Become Dizzy After Removing Perchloroethylene

Accident: 825562 -- Report ID: 0352450 -- Event Date: 02/22/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10436007802/22/19895169Sterling Supply Corporation
Employees #1 through #7 were removing perchloroethylene from a warehouse area. They complained of dizziness and were taken to the hospital. Although some employees were wearing respiratory protection, an effective safety program was not in effect.
Keywords: warehouse, work rules, perchloroethylene, dizziness, toxic fumes, respirator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 104360078 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.
2 104360078 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Truck drivers, heavy
3 104360078 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Truck drivers, heavy
4 104360078 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Truck drivers, heavy
5 104360078 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Truck drivers, heavy
6 104360078 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Freight, stock and material handlers, n.e.c.
7 104360078 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Truck drivers, heavy

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