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Accident: 118865.015 - Employee Incurs Difficulty Breathing After Dispensing Chemic

Accident: 118865.015 -- Report ID: 0626300 -- Event Date: 08/10/2019
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1422497.01508/12/2019Taylor Farms Texas, Inc.
At 8:20 a.m. on August 10, 2019, Employee #1 was working at a perishable prepare d food manufacturing facility. She was using a manual drum pump to transfer an a cidic food cleaning solution from a drum into a portable container. The portable container contained a small amount of residual sodium hypochlorite solution, wh ich caused a chemical reaction that released chlorine gas. Employee #1 had diffi culty breathing from inhaling the chlorine gas and was hospitalized.
Keywords: breathing, chemical reaction, chlorine, cleaning, container, drum, food processing, gas, inhalation, pump
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1422497.015 21 F Hospitalized injury Quality Assurance Inspector

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