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Accident: 968230 - Employees Suffer Inhalation Burns From Spilled Chemicals

Accident: 968230 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 05/24/1988
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10205354305/24/19887011Pioneer Hotel & Gambling Hall

An employee of Pioneer Hotel and Gambling Hall was cleaning a concrete floor with a lime scale remover that contained phosphoric and hydrochloric acids. When he accidentally knocked over a one gallon container of chlorine bleach and the mixture of chemicals gave off chlorine vapors (gas). Employees #1 through #6 were exposed to the toxic fumes, resulting in minor inhalation burns of the throat and lungs. All but Employee #2 were hospitalized.

Keywords: throat, ventilation, bleach, work rules, cleaning, inhalation, chlorine, chemical burn, spill, toxic fumes

Employee Details
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102053543 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Kitchen workers, food preparation
2 102053543 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Kitchen workers, food preparation
3 102053543 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Supervisors, food preparation & service occupation
4 102053543 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Cooks, except short order
5 102053543 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Supervisors, food preparation & service occupation
6 102053543 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Kitchen workers, food preparation

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