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Accident: 170197230 - Employees Exposed To Chlorine And Carbon Tetrachloride

Accident: 170197230 -- Report ID: 0950622 -- Event Date: 05/05/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11175052705/06/19911799Performance Mechanical, Inc.(Pmi)
At 10:30 a.m. on May 5, 1991, Employees #1 and #2 and five coworkers at the Sym-Tet chlorine plant were exposed to vapor releases of chlorine and carbon tetrachloride. Employees #1 and #2 were hospitalized in the intensive care unit; the five coworkers were checked and released. A system overpressure release valve had opened, exposing the employees to the chemicals.
Keywords: work rules, construction, inhalation, chlorine, high pressure, valve, chemical vapor, toxic fumes, accidental discharge, pressure release
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111750527 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters
2 111750527 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Plumbers, pipefitters and steamfitters

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