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Accident: 170068035 - Employees Overcome By Chlorine Exposure

Accident: 170068035 -- Report ID: 0352480 -- Event Date: 05/12/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11951542705/28/19929511Anne Arundel County Government
Two employees dumped a small amount of HTH pool chemical into an old water cooler, placed the cooler in a storage room, and went on to perform road work. Workers at the facility began to smell chlorine coming from the storage room and investigated the source. Upon entering the storage room, Employees #1 through #5 were overcome by suspected chlorine fumes and transported to the hospital.
Keywords: respiratory, ventilation, work rules, toxic atmosphere, inhalation, storage room, chlorine, toxic fumes, overexposure
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119515427 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 119515427 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
3 119515427 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
4 119515427 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
5 119515427 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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