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Accident: 114846.015 - Employee Is Exposed To Chlorine Gas While Removing Tank From

Accident: 114846.015 -- Report ID: 0253410 -- Event Date: 03/25/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1387762.01503/28/2019Pemberton Water Department
At 9:15 a.m. on March 25, 2019, an employee was removing a regulator from a 150 lb chlorine gas cylinder at a decommissioned water well and pumping station. Th e employee banged on the wrench to loosen the regulator and heard a loud hiss of gas leaking out. The employee inhaled chlorine gas that was released from the tank and was hospitalized.
Keywords: chlorine, gas, inhalation, tank, vapor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1387762.015 51 M Hospitalized injury Water and sewage treatment plant operators

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