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Accident: 14253751 - Employees Exposed To Chlorine Gas From Chemical Reaction

Accident: 14253751 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 11/08/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
297750211/08/19854953Town Of Cary Dept Of Public Works
SEVERAL EMPLOYEES WERE ADDING CHEMICALS TO A SEWER IN AN EFFORT TO ELIMINATE ODOR PROBLEMS. THE CHEMICALS, TRICHLORO-S-TRIAZINE TRIONE AND CALCIUM HYPOCHLORITE, REACTED TO PRODUCE CHLORINE GAS, NITROGEN TRICHLORIDE, CARBON MONOXIDE AND POSSIBLY PHOSGENE AND OTHER CHLORINE-CONTAINING GASES. THE HEAT OF THE REACTION CAUSED AUTOIGNITION. THE FIRE DEPARTMENT RESPONDED AND FLOODED THE CONTAINER (A METAL 30 GALLON BARREL) WITH LARGE AMOUNTS OF WATER. A PUBLIC WORKS EMPLOYEE AND A POLICEMAN WERE GIVEN OXYGEN AFTER INHALING SOME OF THE GASES. THEY WERE TREATED ON THE SPOT BY THE RESCUE SQUAD.
Keywords: respiratory, inhalation, chlorine, chemical reaction, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2977502 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 2977502 Non Hospitalized injury Other Police and detectives, public service

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