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Accident: 920629 - Employee Dies Of Asthma Attack From Chlorine

Accident: 920629 -- Report ID: 0418800 -- Event Date: 09/30/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10899466610/01/19922061Okeelanta Corporation

On September 30, 1992, Employee #1, the water plant operator, was changing a 150 lb chlorine cylinder. He had loosened the yoke around the cylinder when he was sprayed by a blast of chlorine vapors. The employee was asthmatic and the chlorine exposure triggered a fatal asthma attack. It appeared that Employee #1 tried to first remove the cylinder without closing the valve.

Keywords: respiratory, open valve, cylinder, work rules, inhalation, chlorine, accidental discharge

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 108994666 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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