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Accident: 124903.015 - One Employee Is Killed And One Is Hospitalized After Chemica

Accident: 124903.015 -- Report ID: 0454731 -- Event Date: 03/13/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1470223.01503/14/2020Memphis - Solid Waste Management
At 11:00 a.m. on March 13, 2020, four employees were collecting solid waste and two muriatic acid containers were placed inside the sanitation truck. The containers started leaking and smoking when the hopper was cycled. Employee #1 was evaluating the chemical spill in the back of the sanitation truck. Employee # 2, Employee # 3, and Employee # 4 were observing the chemical spill on the ground and the smoke from the truck. Employee # 1 and Employee # 2 likely inhaled muriatic acid. Employee # 1 was killed and Employee # 2 was hospitalized.
Keywords: toxic waste, hazardous waste, hydrochloric acid, leak, inhalation, hopper, chemical, smoking, chemical exposure
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature
1 1470223.015 53 M Fatality Burn(Chemical)

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