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Report: Inhalation of harmful substance-single episode at POWELL ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS, INC. in Houston, Texas

DATE: 02/21/16

An employee entered a freshwater, 3000-gallon tank to replace spray nozzles and was exposed to steam mist and residual chemicals that were left in the tank from the clean-out process. He experienced nausea from inhalation exposure and was hospitalized.

Report ID 2016021546  
Date 02/21/2016  
UPA 1067248  
Inspection 1130549  
Primary NAICS 335313  
Nature 1967 Nausea, vomiting- toxic, noxious, or allergenic effect
Part of Body 6 BODY SYSTEMS
Source 10 Chemicals and chemical products, unspecified
Event 5521 Inhalation of harmful substance-single episode
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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