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Accident: 170127799 - Nine Employees Injured When Exposed To Chlorine Vapors

Accident: 170127799 -- Report ID: 0751910 -- Event Date: 08/06/1993
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11506071708/06/19933999Aquatic Import & Supply, Inc.
Employee #2 was adding sodium hypochlorite to an open tank containing 140 gallons of water. After adding 5 gallons of sodium hypochlorite, he mistakenly added 5 gallons of acid to the solution. The resulting chlorine gas caused respiratory irritation to Employees #1 and #2. Employees #3 through #9 were medically examined for respiratory irritation. Adjacent businesses were also affected.
Keywords: vapor, work rules, inhalation, gas, chlorine, chemical reaction, respiratory tract, chemical vapor, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 115060717 Hospitalized injury Other Managers and administrators, n.e.c
2 115060717 Hospitalized injury Other Hand packers and packagers
3 115060717 Non Hospitalized injury Other Hand packers and packagers
4 115060717 Hospitalized injury Other Sales workers, radio, TV, hi-fi and appliances
5 115060717 Hospitalized injury Other Automobile mechanics
6 115060717 Non Hospitalized injury Other Automobile mechanics
7 115060717 Hospitalized injury Other Automobile mechanics
8 115060717 Hospitalized injury Other Automobile mechanics
9 115060717 Non Hospitalized injury Other Secretaries

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