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Accident: 14421523 - Four Employees Suffer Overexposure To Chlorine Gas

Accident: 14421523 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 02/14/1989
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10088284402/14/19892011Ibp, Inc.
The offal room foreman placed contaminated boots and aprons in a 32 gallon plastic pail in an equipment wash room adjacent to the office room. He dumped a half gallon of chlorine bleach into the pail. He then obtained a gallon of Henkel Bonchem acid 300 (60 percent phosphoric acid) and poured it into the pail. He then began to add water. A violent reaction occurred and chlorine gas was given off. The office room workers evacuated themselves. Employees #1 through #4, three clean-up employees without ppe and another employee, were hospitalized.
Keywords: bleach, work rules, phosphoric acid, chlorine, chemical reaction, chemical burn, toxic fumes, overexposure
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 100882844 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
2 100882844 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
3 100882844 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported
4 100882844 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Occupation not reported

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