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Accident: 170606958 - Employees Overexposed To Toxic Fumes From Chemical Reaction

Accident: 170606958 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 05/25/1994
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12004994505/25/19949611La County Public Social Services
At 8:30 a.m. on May 25, 1994, Employee #2 mixed Bowlbright, a bleaching agent, with Maintex to clean a floor. The gas and fumes produced from the chemical reaction were distributed throughout the building. Because the company had not adequately trained its staff in evacuation procedures, 52 employees apparently suffered respiratory irritation. All were sent to several area hospitals, from where they were released within hours.
Keywords: respiratory, work rules, inhalation, gas, chemical reaction, cleaning fluid, toxic fumes, overexposure, untrained, evacuation
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120049945 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
2 120049945 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
3 120049945 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
4 120049945 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
5 120049945 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
6 120049945 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
7 120049945 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
8 120049945 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported
9 120049945 Non Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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