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Accident: 170617849 - Employee Injures Lung Inhaling Chlorine Gas

Accident: 170617849 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 10/07/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12017933811/16/19959512Ca Dept Parks & Recreation-Grover Hot Spring
At approximately 7:00 p.m. on October 7, 1995, Employee #1 was in the chlorine room of the Grover Hot Springs pool when he inhaled chlorine gas from a leak, injuring his lung but not requiring hospitalization. He mistakenly used the available respirator, which was not a SCBA or approved for chlorine use.
Keywords: leak, lung, work rules, inhalation, chlorine, chlorine room, chemical burn, chemical vapor, toxic fumes, respirator
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120179338 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Recreation workers

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