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Report: Inhalation of harmful substance-single episode at James Marine Inc. in Paducah, Kentucky

DATE: 02/26/15

An employee was standing in a room next to the shaft alley of a boat on a dry dock where two employees were heating a steel coupling (shaft that holds the prop on the boat) using two rose buds with forced air and exhaust ventilation established. They were heating the coupling so it would expand and pop loose. After his shift ended, the employee called and reported difficulty breathing. He was admitted to the hospital where he was diagnosed with possible chemical pneumonia.

Report ID 2015020086  
Date 02/26/2015  
UPA 965423  
Primary NAICS 336611  
Nature 1963 Other respiratory system symptoms-toxic, noxious, or allergenic effect
Part of Body 6 BODY SYSTEMS
Source 147 Welding or soldering fumes, unspecified or n.e.c.
Event 5521 Inhalation of harmful substance-single episode
Hospitalized Yes  
Amputation No  

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