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Accident Report Detail

Accident: 14499487 - Employees Overcome By Gases Released By Chemical Reaction

Accident: 14499487 -- Report ID: 0523300 -- Event Date: 01/15/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10250725801/15/19927011Devils Head Resort & Convention Center
EMPLOYEE #1 WAS MIXING UP THE POOL CHEMICAL SOLUTION IN THE POOL STORAGE ROOM. HE ACCIDENTLY GRABBED THE WRONG CONTAINER AND ADDED MURIATIC ACID TO THE SODIUM HYPOCHLORITE SOLUTION. EMPLOYEE #1 STARTED TO COUGH AND HAD DIFFICULTY BREATHING. HE SUMMONDED EMPLOYEE #2 FOR ASSISTANCE. EMPLOYEE #2 ARRIVED AND SHUT OFF THE WATER VALVE, BUT WAS ALSO AFFECTED BY THE GASES. EMPLOYEE #1 AND EMPLOYEE #2 WERE TRANSPORTED BY AMBULANCE TO THE HOSPITAL, EMPLOYEE #2 WAS RELEASED AFTER 2 HOURS. EMPLOYEE #1 WAS HELD OVERNIGHT AND RELEASED THE FOLLOWING DAY.
Keywords: respiratory, chemical reaction, toxic fumes, chemical, cough, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 102507258 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 102507258 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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