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Accident: 14425268 - Employees Exposed To Chlorine During Leak

Accident: 14425268 -- Report ID: 0729300 -- Event Date: 09/18/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10654531209/18/19922869Mallinckrodt Inc.
Pipe fitters disconnected a cylinder containing 1,400 pounds of chlorine without fully closing the cylinder valve. As a result, approximately 1,000 pounds of chlorine was released. Employees #1 through #5, working in an adjacent building, were evacuated from the building through the vapor cloud. They were admitted to a hospital and stayed overnight for observation. None of the employees suffered any detectable lung damage. While the company determined that the valve had stuck open, it could not determine a cause for the stuck valve.
Keywords: cylinder, stuck, work rules, chlorine, air contamination, valve, gas leak
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 106545312 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Millwrights
2 106545312 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Supervisors, production occupations
3 106545312 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Machine operators, not specified
4 106545312 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Machine operators, not specified
5 106545312 Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Millwrights

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