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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14259261 - Inhalation Of Phosgene Gas

Accident: 14259261 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 09/10/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
138163109/11/19842911Conoco Inc Westlake Refinery
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
162242209/12/19842869Olin Corp Lake Charles Plant
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
138163109/11/19842911Conoco Inc Westlake Refinery
THE OLIN, INC. CHEMICAL PLANT IN LAKE CHARLES, LA., EXPERIENCED AN UPSET IN THEIR TDI UNIT (TOLUENE DI-ISOCYANATE) WHICH RESULTED IN A RELEASE OF AN UNDETERMINED AMOUT OF PHOSGENE GAS INTO THE ENVIRONMENT. DUE TO THE POSITION OF THE UNIT AND THE PREVAILING WINDS, NONE OF OLIN'S EMPLOYEES WERE AFFECTED BY THE RELEASE. THE RELEASE DID AFFECT 39 EMPLOYEES OF THE CONOCO REFINERY, LOCATED TO THE NORTH AND IMMEDIATELY ACROSS INTERSTATE ROUTE 10 FROM THE OLIN PLANT. CONOCO EMPLOYEES REPORTED SYMPTOMS OF COUGHING, CHEST CONGESTION, EYE, NOSE AND THROAT IRRITATION. MOST WERE TREATED AT THE COMPANY'S ON SITE MEDICAL CLINIC. EIGHTEEN WERE TREATED AT LOCAL HOSPITALS. SEVEN WERE ADMITTED FOR OVERNIGHT OBSERVATION BUT RELEASED THE NEXT MORNING.
Keywords: respiratory, inhalation, chest, eye, throat, phosgene, nose, chemical vapor, chemical, cough
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1381631 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 1381631 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
3 1381631 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
4 1381631 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
5 1381631 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
6 1381631 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
7 1381631 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
8 1381631 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
9 1381631 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
10 1381631 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
11 1381631 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
12 1381631 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
13 1381631 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
14 1381631 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
15 1381631 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
16 1381631 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
17 1381631 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
18 1381631 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
19 1381631 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
20 1622422 Occupation Not Listed
21 1381631 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
22 1381631 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
23 1381631 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
24 1381631 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
25 1381631 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
26 1381631 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
27 1381631 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
28 1381631 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
29 1381631 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
30 1381631 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
31 1381631 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
32 1381631 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
33 1381631 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
34 1381631 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
35 1381631 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
36 1381631 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
37 1381631 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
38 1381631 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
39 1381631 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
40 1381631 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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