Accident Report Detail
Accident: 170020226 - Three Employees Hospitalized After Chlorine Exposure
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A tanker truck was filling a 5,000 gallon tank with hydrogen chloride. The combined effect of air added during the filling and a blocked vent line caused the tank to become overpressurized and rupture. Hydrogen chloride was released into the surrounding diked area, then broke a window and entered the plant. When the tank ruptured, a pipe leading to an adjacent sodium hypochlorite tank broke, resulting in the formation and release of a cloud of chlorine. Employees #1 through #3 sustained injuries and were admitted to local hospitals.
|1||300527264||Hospitalized injury||Burn(Chemical)||Occupation not reported|
|2||300527264||Hospitalized injury||Burn(Chemical)||Occupation not reported|
|3||300527264||Hospitalized injury||Burn(Chemical)||Occupation not reported|