Accident Report Detail
Accident: 822445 - Employees Ill After Exposure To Toxic Gas
|Inspection||Open Date||SIC||Establishment Name|
|104428065||08/25/1988||8221||Western Maryland College|
An employee of a pool supply company inadvertently filled a 55 gallon tank containing a residue of muriatic acid (hydrochloric acid used as a cleanser), with 28 gallons of sodium hypochlorite (a solution commonly used to remove pool bacteria). This caused a chemical reaction and the resulting gas immediately passed through several buildings. Employees #1 and #2 were treated for asphyxia at Carroll County General Hospital and released the same day.
|1||104428065||Hospitalized injury||Asphyxia||Guards and police, excluding public service|
|2||104428065||Hospitalized injury||Asphyxia||Supervisors, food preparation & service occupation|