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Document ID (ISN)43940
CIS number 85-772
ISSN - Serial title 0003-9896 - Archives of Environmental Health
Year 1984
Convention or series no.
Author(s) May D.C., Blotzer M.J.
Title A report of occupational deaths attributed to fluorocarbon-113
Bibliographic information Sep.-Oct. 1984, Vol.39, No.5, p.352-354. 17 ref.
Abstract Report of 2 occupational deaths resulting from exposure to FC-113 (1,1,2-trichloro-1,2,2-trifluoroethane) in enclosed and confined spaces. One incident involved a worker who was exposed to FC-113 after entering a small degreasing tank to clean it. The second case involved a significant spill of FC-113 on board a marine vessel. In both cases, the cause of death was determined to be cardiac arrhythmia with the possibility of anoxia due to the displacement of air by FC-113.
Descriptors (primary) fluorinated hydrocarbons; fatalities; organic solvents
Descriptors (secondary) 1,1,2-trichloro-1,2,2-trifluoroethane; accident descriptions; confined spaces; case study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Halogenated hydrocarbons
Fluorocarbons