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Accident: 14489421 - Twelve Hospitalized Following Chemical Spill

Accident: 14489421 -- Report ID: 0215800 -- Event Date: 03/30/1984
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
179034404/02/19844212United Parcel Service
At 8:30 p.m., a material handler brought a package containing oleum (sulfuric acid) to be loaded at door #44. There was not enough space on the loading platform for the package, so he set it atop another parcel. The loader at the platform then turned and pulled out the lower package, knocking the parcel with oleum onto the floor. It broke open and the oleum came in contact with water, releasing toxic fumes. The loader yelled that there was a fire, and the building was evacuated. Employees #1 through #12 were taken to the hospital for examination and then released.
Keywords: caustic, work rules, inhalation, chemical reaction, spill, chemical vapor, toxic fumes, sulfuric acid, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1790344 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 1790344 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
3 1790344 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
4 1790344 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
5 1790344 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
6 1790344 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
7 1790344 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
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9 1790344 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
10 1790344 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
11 1790344 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
12 1790344 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
13 1790344 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
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19 1790344 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
20 1790344 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
21 1790344 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
22 1790344 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
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30 1790344 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
31 1790344 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
32 1790344 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
33 1790344 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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