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Document ID (ISN)64261
CIS number 95-643
ISSN - Serial title 1059-924X - Journal of Agromedicine
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) James P., St. Clair M.B.
Title Case report - Agrichemicals complicating emergency helicopter transport of a farm worker
Bibliographic information 1994, Vol.1, No.2, p.21-27. 13 ref.
Abstract An incident is described in which a farm worker suffered a truck accident and required helicopter transport to hospital while covered with agricultural chemicals. Once airborne, the stench of chemicals in the enclosed space of the helicopter posed a hazard to both crew and patient. The case highlights several aspects to be assessed in such situations including availability of protective clothing, options for patient decontamination prior to airlift and consideration of ground transportation as an alternative.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; transport by helicopter; transport of the injured; agriculture; chemical hazards
Descriptors (secondary) agricultural chemicals; case study; aircraft pilots; nursing personnel; hazard evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Agriculture, fishing, animal husbandry
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) First aid and emergency organization
Air transportation