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Occupational Safety and Health Administration OSHA

Inspection Detail

Inspection: 117974691 - Great Lakes Chemical

Inspection Information - Office: Little Rock

Nr: 117974691Report ID: 0627100Open Date: 04/30/2005

Great Lakes Chemical
2226 Haynesville Hwy.
El Dorado, AR 71731
Union Status: NonUnion
SIC: 2819/Industrial Inorganic Chemicals, Not Elsewhere Classified
NAICS: 325998/All Other Miscellaneous Chemical Product and Preparation Manufacturing

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:Y
Safety/Health:Health Close Conference:06/13/2005
Close Case:08/02/2005

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 200262566Event: 04/28/2005Employee Dies From Bromide Poisoning
On April 28, 2005, Employee #1, a chemical technician, and several coworkers were working with methyl bromide. The employees complained of burning eyes, noses, and throats, as well as nausea. The employees were sent to the hospital for treatment. Blood was drawn from several employees to check for chemical exposure. Employee #1 was admitted to the hospital and later transferred to a larger hospital, where he later died. Employee #1's blood tests revealed the presence of bromide from methyl bromide in amounts, which exceeded the published toxic level.
Keywords: ventilation, toxic atmosphere, chemical reaction, chemical vapor, poisoning, toxic fumes, overexposure, chemical
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 117974691 Fatality Poisoning(Systemic) Chemical technicians

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