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Accident: 116112.015 - Employee Inhales Chlorine Gas And Is Hospitalized

Accident: 116112.015 -- Report ID: 0112000 -- Event Date: 05/03/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1399706.01505/09/2019Ddm Hotel Mystic, Llc
At 2:30 p.m. on May 3, 2019, an employee went to the pool pump room to investigate a report that the chemicals in the pool were out of balance. The employee observed two 5-gallon buckets of Ecolab Laundri Destainer in the pump room. The buckets contained a 10-30% solution of sodium hypochlorite (bleach). When he opened the bucket, chlorine gas was released and he inhaled the gas. The employee was hospitalized.
Keywords: pool, chemical vapor, chlorine
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1399706.015 21 M Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Engineers, n.e.c.
2 1399706.015 21 M Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Engineers, n.e.c.

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