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Accident: 14382170 - Employees Allegedly Exposed To Cyanide

Accident: 14382170 -- Report ID: 0521400 -- Event Date: 05/08/1985
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
222735305/09/19853471Access Plating Industries Inc
ON MAY 8, 1985, EMPLOYEES #1-5 WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL, TREATED FOR AN ALLEGED EXPOSURE TO CYANIDE, AND RELEASED. ALL FIVE EMPLOYEES WORK FOR AN ELECTROPLATING FIRM. THE INCIDENT OCCURRED WHEN AN EMPLOYEE WHO WAS MIXING CHEMICALS ADDED ONE GALLON OF HYDROCHLORIC ACID TO A TANK CONTAINING SULFURIC AND NITRIC ACIDS. LARGE AMOUNTS OF VAPOR WERE GENERATED IN THIS ACID TANK. THE CYANIDE TANK WAS LOCATED NEARBY.
Keywords: vapor, hydrogen chloride, chemical reaction, nitric acid, chemical vapor, sulfuric acid, tank, cyanide, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 2227353 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Chemical engineers
2 2227353 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Chemical engineers
3 2227353 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
4 2227353 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Laborers, except construction
5 2227353 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Chemical engineers

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