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Accident: 170695597 - Employees Burned By Calcium Hypochlorite

Accident: 170695597 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 09/16/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12005834209/17/19929511Oxnard City - Waste Water Division
At 10:31 a.m. on September 16, 1992, Employees #1 and #2 were going to treat a sewer odor with a flaked chlorine substance. When Employee #1 poured the chlorine into a plastic jug, there was an exothermic reaction. Employees #1 and #2 sustained chemical burns to their eyes, face, and hands. The employees were taken to St. John's Regional Medical Center by paramedic ambulance. Employee #2 was hospitalized.
Keywords: burn, eye, maintenance, chlorine, chemical reaction, chemical burn, face, hand
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120058342 Non Hospitalized injury Other Not specified mechanics and repairers
2 120058342 Hospitalized injury Other Not specified mechanics and repairers

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