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Accident: 114007.015 - Two Employees Incur Respiratory Injuries Due To Exposure To

Accident: 114007.015 -- Report ID: 0418300 -- Event Date: 02/27/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1381618.01502/28/2019B.L. Harbert International, L.L.C.
At 9:00 a.m. on February 27, 2019, Employee # 1 supervised the off-loading of so dium hypochlorite into a ferric sulfate tank and Employee #2 operated the crane. When the two chemicals mixed chorine gas was created. Employees #1 and #2 were exposed to the gas and received respiratory injuries that required hospitalizat ion for treatment.
Keywords: chemical exposure, chlorine, crane operator, gas, off loading, overcome by gas, respiratory, respiratory tract, sodium hypochlorite, storage tank
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Sewer/water treatment plant New project or new addition   0 0
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 1381618.015 58 M Hospitalized injury Supervisors, n.e.c. FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite
2 1381618.015 59 M Hospitalized injury Crane Operator FallDist:
Cause: Other Activities-Installing Ornamental And Archite

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