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Inspection Detail

Inspection: 310100003 - United Airlines

Inspection Information - Office: Ca Foster City District Office

Nr: 310100003Report ID: 0950613Open Date: 06/03/2011

United Airlines
Sfo Maintenance Center
San Francisco, CA 94128
Union Status: Union
SIC: 4581/Airports, Flying Fields, and Airport Terminal Services
NAICS: 488119/Other Airport Operations

Inspection Type:Accident
Scope:Partial Advanced Notice:N
Safety/Health:Safety Close Conference:06/22/2011
Close Case:07/05/2011

Related Activity:TypeIDSafetyHealth

Accident Investigation Summary
Summary Nr: 201128311Event: 05/21/2011Employee Suffers Breathing Problem From Improper Ventilation
On May 21, 2011, Employee #1, a security guard, was having difficulties with breathing and began experiencing respiratory distress while working at a guardhouse station. She was transported to a medical center, where she was hospitalized for treatment. Employee #1 was exposed to a ventilation system that was not working properly in the guardhouse that started in late January. The ventilation system was leaking liquid profusely. The cumulative effects of improper ventilation system for the past five months may have caused her respiratory distress on May 21, 2011. At the time of the inspection on June 3, 2011, the ventilation system in the guardhouse was brand new and working properly. The employer completely replaced its ventilation system prior to the first day of the inspection June 3, 2011.
Keywords: respiratory, ventilation, respiratory tract
Inspection Degree Nature Occupation
1 310100003 Hospitalized injury Other Supervisors, guards

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