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Accident: 14259683 - Employees Inhaled Toxic Vapors; Thought To Be Chlorine Gas

Accident: 14259683 -- Report ID: 0625700 -- Event Date: 08/09/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
162411308/09/19841629Hall Buck Marine Services Co
AT 7:40 AM ON AUGUST 9, 1984, EMPLOYEES #1 THRU #15 WERE WORKING AT A MARINE TERMINAL CONSTRUCTION SITE WEST OF G.S.U. RD. IN BATON ROUGE, LOUISIANA. THERE WAS SOME MORNING FOG. A GRAY CLOUD WAS SEEN NORTH OF THE WORKSITE. THE CLOUD APPEARED TO MOVE TOWARD THE RIVER AND THEN TOWARDS THE SOUTHEAST, DIRECTLY ACROSS THE CONSTRUCTION SITE. 15 EMPLOYEES WERE SENT TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL, WHERE THEY WERE TREATED AND RELEASED. NO SIREN OR ALARM WAS HEARD BY ANYONE ON THE SITE. THE GENERAL CONTRACTOR HAD PERFORMED HYDROGEN SULFIDE AND METHANE DETECTION TESTS AT THE WORKSITE PRIOR TO THE INCIDENT. THESE TESTS PROVED NEGATIVE. THE ORIGIN OF THE CLOUD REMAINS UNDETERMINED.
Keywords: alarm, toxic atmosphere, construction, inhalation, chlorine
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1624113 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 1624113 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
3 1624113 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
4 1624113 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
5 1624113 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
6 1624113 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
7 1624113 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
8 1624113 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
9 1624113 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
10 1624113 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
11 1624113 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
12 1624113 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
13 1624113 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
14 1624113 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
15 1624113 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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