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Silica dust overload

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 16, 2011
  • 09:44 PM

After looking over some of the posts I am extremely worried as I just last week went to a job where this lady wanted a block wall cut out to accomodate a new door. It used to be an exterior wall but with the new addition it was now an interior wall. The lady was extremely worried about her health and the dust being in her house so she had me completely enclose the opening and seal it in with valour barrier and tuck tape. It was so airtight that it contained all of the dust and within about 5 seconds of cutting I could not see anything inside the enclosure. I had no ventilation, no mask and at the rate the room filled up with the dust this went on for two days before the cut was complete. I would go in for two minutes then after being out of the enclosure for about an hour I could see again, then would go back in. Even having it enclosed and tuck taped in some dust would still escape and so I was breathing a very high volume of the dust for two whole days. I feel very bad now and have sore lungs, and it hurts to breathe deeply. I know it's kinda late now but is there anything that can be done about this to make me feel better??

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