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Accident: 170206676 - Employee Exposed To Chlorine Gas

Accident: 170206676 -- Report ID: 0950615 -- Event Date: 09/11/1991
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11183914809/25/19919511City Of Point Arena
At approximately 8:30 a.m. on September 11, 1991, Employee #1 and a coworker were changing a chlorine gas cylinder in the waste treatment plant of the City of Point Arena. Employee #1 turned the cylinder valve off, but did not completely close it. As he started to remove the pigtail from the cylinder, a small amount of chlorine gas was released. Employee #1 left the room and the coworker called 911. The local fire department arrived and, using SCBA, entered the room and closed the gas cylinder valve. Employee #1 was taken to the hospital and kept overnight for medical observation.
Keywords: cylinder, unsecured, gas, chlorine, valve, toxic fumes, accidental discharge
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111839148 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Occupation not reported

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