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Accident: 170243117 - Employees Overcome By Gas From Overpressurized Supply Line

Accident: 170243117 -- Report ID: 1055340 -- Event Date: 10/25/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11127393410/26/19923339Shin-Estu Handotai America Inc
On October 25, 1992, Employees #1, #2, and #3 were overcome with methylene chloride vapors when the methylene chloride supply line failed due to overpressurization of the tubing. The supply line tubing did not have a pressure relief system. Maintenance recorded pressure in excess of 180 psi on the supply line. The leak occurred at the #1 preclean unit. Employees #1, #2, and #3 evacuated as soon as they smelled the methylene chloride vapors. The three employees went to the hospital, but were not admitted. The company promptly corrected the problem.
Keywords: leak, respiratory, vapor, ventilation, methylene chloride, air contamination, chemical vapor, overexposure, pressure release
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 111273934 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 111273934 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
3 111273934 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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