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Accident: 977082 - Employee Exposed To Perchloroethylene Vapors

Accident: 977082 -- Report ID: 0454723 -- Event Date: 01/14/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10550253801/21/19873599Valve Systems Inc
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS USING A DIP TANK CONTAINING PERCHLOROETHYLENE TO DEGREASE VALVES BEFORE THEY WERE SUBJECTED TO ABRASIVE BLASTING AND SUBSEQUENT REPAIR. THE ROOM HE WAS WORKING IN WAS NOT VENTILATED. THE PERCHLOROETHYLENE FUMES BECAME CONCENTRATED, CAUSING EMPLOYEE #1 TO BE HOSPITALIZED FOR OVER EXPOSURE.
Keywords: respiratory, ventilation, cleaning, inhalation, perchloroethylene, dip tank, toxic fumes
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 105502538 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction

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