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Accident: 14538581 - Employee And Coworkers Exposed To Chlorine Gas

Accident: 14538581 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 06/27/1986
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
1857929206/27/19863089Ni Industries, Div. Of Masco
Helium and hydrogen sulfate were added to a waste pit on top of hydrogen peroxide. A chemical reaction occurred and a gas, believed to be chlorine, was released. Employee #1 and approximately 56 others were taken to hospitals or doctors for observation. None were hospitalized. The company was trying to clean out excess chemicals, but was doing so in a haphazard manner. The employer was issued a citation for violations of T8CCR 1910 and 1200.
Keywords: hydrogen peroxide, work rules, toxic atmosphere, gas, chlorine, chemical reaction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 18579292 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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