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Accident: 170672364 - Three Employees Affected By Gas Release

Accident: 170672364 -- Report ID: 0452110 -- Event Date: 02/02/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12459922602/02/19952326Rockcastle Manufacturing Company
A small gas line failed, resulting in a natural gas release outside a factory. Fresh air intakes near the ground pulled the gas, which included mercaptan and a small amount of hydrogen sulfide, into the building. Employees were told to go home at 12:00 noon. Employees #1, #2, and #3 experienced nausea, headaches, dizziness, and vomiting. None were hospitalized. This factory has experienced three natural gas problems in five years.
Keywords: headache, hydrogen sulfide, natural gas, nausea, air contamination, dizziness, gas leak, toxic fumes, vomit
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 124599226 Non Hospitalized injury Other Miscellaneous precision apparel and fabric workers
2 124599226 Non Hospitalized injury Other Miscellaneous precision apparel and fabric workers
3 124599226 Non Hospitalized injury Other Miscellaneous precision apparel and fabric workers

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