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Accident: 14402903 - Employees Hospitalized After Chlorine Inhalation

Accident: 14402903 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 11/21/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11639922111/28/19957513Ryder Truck Rental, Inc.
An employee operating a Link Belt tracked shear ruptured a 1 ton chlorine container which resulted in a vapor release. Employee #6 was in the scrap yard downwind from the release. He was hospitalized after inhaling vapors. Employees #1 through #5 were of another company across the street directly downwind from the scrap yard where the vessel was punctured. Employees #1 through #5 were also hospitalized.
Keywords: leak, vapor, inhalation, rupture, chlorine, toxic fumes
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 116399221 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
2 116399221 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
3 116399221 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
4 116399221 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
5 116399221 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
6 116399221 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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