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Accident: 117423.015 - Employee Is Injured After Chemical Inhalation

Accident: 117423.015 -- Report ID: 0317700 -- Event Date: 06/22/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1411000.01506/26/2019Downs Racing, L.P.
At 7:40 p.m. on June 22, 2019, an employee was diluting bleach and water in a sp ray bottle. The spray bottle contained a small amount of an unknown liquid and w hen the employee added the bleach a chemical reaction occurred between the two l iquids. The employee inhaled the resulting chemical vapors and had difficulty br eathing and vomited. The employee was hospitalized with chemical pneumonitis.
Keywords: bleach, chemical reaction, chemical vapor, cleaning, inhalation, vomit
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1411000.015 65 M Hospitalized injury Janitors and cleaners

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