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Accident: 130672.015 - Employee Inhales Toxic Gas, Later Dies

Accident: 130672.015 -- Report ID: 0454723 -- Event Date: 05/22/2020
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1476489.01505/23/2020American Development Corporation Of Tennessee, Inc.
At 6:15 a.m. on May 22, 2020, an employee and a coworker were in the process of transferring chemicals from totes on a delivery truck into tanks inside the faci lity. The employee was responsible for hooking up the hose to the fill line on t he building and monitoring the transfer from inside the facility. The coworker w as responsible for hooking up the hose to the pump and tote inside the truck. Th e employee accidentally hooked up the bleach hose to the fluoride fill line, cau sing a reaction when the chemicals mixed. A toxic gas, presumably chlorine, was given off and the employee inhaled the gas. The employee was hospitalized from t he inhalation of the toxic gas, and died from the injury.
Keywords: bleach, chemical, chlorine, gas, hose, hydrogen fluoride, inhalation, pump, tank, toxic fumes
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1476489.015 52 M Fatality Truck drivers, light

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