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Accident: 881227 - Employee Dies When Asphyxiated By Chemical Vapors

Accident: 881227 -- Report ID: 0830500 -- Event Date: 02/04/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11618048002/04/19943089Henderson Manufacturing Co.
At approximately 3:30 p.m. on February 3, 1994, Employee #1 was applying a mold release agent (perchloroethylene mixed with silicone caulking) to the interior of a mold used in the manufacture of 42-gallon plastic barrels. When Employee #1 leaned into the mold he was overcome by the fumes and died of asphyxia. His body was found by a fellow employee at approximately 12:10 a.m. the next day. Employee #1 was not wearing any respiratory protection and no engineering controls had been implemented.
Keywords: asphyxiated, ventilation, work rules, perchloroethylene, chemical vapor, toxic fumes, overexposure, mold, respirator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 116180480 Fatality Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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