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Accident: 14499792 - Seventeen Workers Sickened After Improper Chemical Disposal

Accident: 14499792 -- Report ID: 0523400 -- Event Date: 11/07/1987
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10347517411/09/19876411Badger State Mutual Casualty Co.
A drain cleanser containing sulfuric acid was poured into a drain used to dispose of photographic chemicals. A rotten egg odor coming from the first and second floor drains caused Employees #1 through #5 and 12 coworkers to become ill. They were sent to a local hospital for treatment, and Employee #1 was hospitalized.
Keywords: drain pipe, work rules, inhalation, chemical reaction, chemical vapor, toxic fumes, sulfuric acid, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 103475174 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 103475174 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
3 103475174 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
4 103475174 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
5 103475174 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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