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Accident: 875518 - Employees Suffer Symptoms Of Toxic Inhalation Exposure

Accident: 875518 -- Report ID: 0932030 -- Event Date: 10/27/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11056509010/27/19939511Dept Of Interior, Geological Survey
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10712701110/27/19939512Dept Of Interior, Bureau Of Reclamation
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11056509010/27/19939511Dept Of Interior, Geological Survey
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10712701110/27/19939512Dept Of Interior, Bureau Of Reclamation
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11056509010/27/19939511Dept Of Interior, Geological Survey
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10712701110/27/19939512Dept Of Interior, Bureau Of Reclamation
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11056509010/27/19939511Dept Of Interior, Geological Survey
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10712701110/27/19939512Dept Of Interior, Bureau Of Reclamation
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11056509010/27/19939511Dept Of Interior, Geological Survey
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10712701110/27/19939512Dept Of Interior, Bureau Of Reclamation
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11056509010/27/19939511Dept Of Interior, Geological Survey
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10712701110/27/19939512Dept Of Interior, Bureau Of Reclamation
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11056509010/27/19939511Dept Of Interior, Geological Survey
Between 1:30 and 2:00 p.m. on October 27, 1993, employees in and adjacent to west 2500 hall and stairways of the Federal Building experienced symptoms such as shortness of breath, nausea, coughing, chest discomfort, and nervousness. The building was evacuated of all 1,300 employees. Affected Employees #1 through #20 were monitored on site by the building nurse and then transported to local hospitals. On arrival at the hospitals, the symptoms had dissipated and all the employees were examined and released with no further complications. The origin of exposure has not been determined.
Keywords: respiratory, inhalation, overexposure, chest, nausea, cough
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 110565090 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
2 110565090 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
3 110565090 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
4 107127011 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
5 110565090 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
6 107127011 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
7 110565090 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
8 107127011 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
9 110565090 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
10 107127011 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
11 107127011 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
12 107127011 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
13 107127011 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
14 110565090 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
15 107127011 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
16 107127011 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
17 110565090 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
18 107127011 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
19 107127011 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
20 110565090 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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