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Accident: 144988.015 - Employee Experiences Breathing Problems From Toxic Vapors

Accident: 144988.015 -- Report ID: 0111100 -- Event Date: 12/16/2021
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1569517.01512/20/2021Dresser Properties Llc
At 9:30 a.m. on December 16, 2021, an employee was preparing chemical solutions in spray bottles for the day's round of cleaning a hotel. The employee mixed chl orine bleach with ammonia to fill a bottle and it generated an ammonium chloride release. The employee was exposed to the resultant toxic vapors and experienced difficulty breathing and severe coughing, requiring medical treatment without h ospitalization.
Keywords: ammonia, asphyxiated, bleach, breathing, chemical, chemical reaction, chemical vapor, chlorine, cough, hotel, housekeeping, janitor, lung, overcome by vapors, shortness of breath, toxic atmosphere, toxic fumes, vapor
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 1569517.015 0 M Non Hospitalized injury Janitors and cleaners

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