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Accident: 170060347 - Five Employees Exposed To Chlorine Vapors

Accident: 170060347 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 09/27/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11115194009/28/19942261U S Colors
Employees #1 through #5 were exposed to vapors from a fire that resulted from the mixture of incompatible chemicals. When water was used to extinguish fire involving calcium hypochlorite (65 to 75 percent), chlorine gas was released. Employees #1 through #5 were treated briefly (30 minutes) and released from the hospital with no further complications. The employer was deficient in implementing emergency response and/or evacuation.
Keywords: respiratory, lung, emergency response, work rules, fire, inhalation, chlorine, chemical reaction, toxic fumes, evacuation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111151940 Non Hospitalized injury Other Laundering and dry cleaning machine operators
2 111151940 Non Hospitalized injury Other Laundering and dry cleaning machine operators
3 111151940 Non Hospitalized injury Other Laundering and dry cleaning machine operators
4 111151940 Non Hospitalized injury Other Laundering and dry cleaning machine operators
5 111151940 Non Hospitalized injury Other Laundering and dry cleaning machine operators

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