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Accident: 993709 - Employees Exposed To Unknown Chemical Vapor Or Smoke

Accident: 993709 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 09/11/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1862156509/11/19862085Old Grand Dad Distillery
ON SEPTEMBER 11, 1986, AT APPROXIMATELY 11 AM, THE AFFECTED EMPLOYEES WERE PERFORMING THEIR NORMAL TASKS IN THE BOTTLING ROOM WHEN THEY BEGAN TO SUFFER THE SYMPTOMS OF HEADACHE, NAUSEA, LIGHTHEADNESS AND RESPIRATORY IRRITATION. THE AFFECTED EMPLOYEES WERE WORKING PRIMARILY ON THE F LINE. TWO NON-ROUTINE JOBS WERE GOING ON AT THE TIME OF THE INCIDENT. A ROOFING OPERATION, INVOLVING CUTTING THROUGH GALVANIZED STEEL, WAS TAKING PLACE ON THE ROOF OVER F LINE. NEARBY AIR INTAKE VENTS WERE A POSSIBLE SOURCE OF ENTRY FOR THE SMOKE CREATED BY THE ROOFING JOB. AN ACETYLENE TORCH CUTTING OPERATION WAS GOING ON IN THE WORK AREA ADJACENT TO THE BOTTLING ROOM AT ABOUT THE SAME TIME. NEITHER OPERATION WAS POSITIVELY IDENTIFIED AS THE SOURCE OF THE EXPOSURE FOR THE AFFECTED EMPLOYEES.
Keywords: respiratory, ventilation, headache, inhalation, nausea, dizziness, smoke, toxic fumes, cutting and burning
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18621565 Non Hospitalized injury Other Laborers, except construction
2 18621565 Non Hospitalized injury Other Laborers, except construction
3 18621565 Non Hospitalized injury Other Laborers, except construction
4 18621565 Non Hospitalized injury Other Laborers, except construction
5 18621565 Non Hospitalized injury Other Laborers, except construction
6 18621565 Non Hospitalized injury Other Laborers, except construction
7 18621565 Non Hospitalized injury Other Laborers, except construction
8 18621565 Non Hospitalized injury Other Laborers, except construction
9 18621565 Non Hospitalized injury Other Laborers, except construction
10 18621565 Non Hospitalized injury Other Laborers, except construction
11 18621565 Non Hospitalized injury Other Laborers, except construction
12 18621565 Non Hospitalized injury Other Laborers, except construction
13 18621565 Non Hospitalized injury Other Laborers, except construction
14 18621565 Non Hospitalized injury Other Laborers, except construction
15 18621565 Non Hospitalized injury Other Laborers, except construction
16 18621565 Non Hospitalized injury Other Laborers, except construction
17 18621565 Non Hospitalized injury Other Laborers, except construction

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