Alert 05 – 33 Labeling of Containers – Hazardous Material Incident


An employee transferred methanol from a storage drum to a plastic drinking water container marked for drinking water. The container was then stored in the side box of the employee’s truck. The employee forgot that he had placed methanol in the drinking water container, and on the following day he drank from the container. He was rushed to the hospital and treated for methanol poisoning.

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