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Accident: 14409049 - Six Employees Injured After Inhaling Chemical Vapors

Accident: 14409049 -- Report ID: 0626600 -- Event Date: 11/02/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12226449211/02/19952833Gb Biosciences Corporation
At 1:45 a.m. on November 20, 1995, there was an accidental release of chemical vapors. Carbon tetrachloride, containing chlorine and hydrochloric acid, formed a cloud after being released through a failed expansion joint on a chlorine absorber feed cooler inlet. Employees #1 through #6 were injured when they inhaled the vapors. Three of them were hospitalized.
Keywords: hydrochloric acid, caustic, inhalation, equipment failure, chlorine, chemical reaction, chemical burn, chemical vapor, accidental discharge, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 122264492 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
2 122264492 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
3 122264492 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
4 122264492 Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
5 122264492 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported
6 122264492 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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