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Accident: 170708986 - Two Employees Inhale Chlorine Gas

Accident: 170708986 -- Report ID: 0950645 -- Event Date: 05/01/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12006713705/10/19959511La Cumbre Water District
At approximately 11:00 a.m. on May 1, 1995, Employees #1 and #2, of La Cumbre Mutual Water Co., were exposed to chlorine gas while attempting to change a cylinder. Employee #2 had been changing a cylinder when he removed the chlorinator head. He had thought the tank was empty as the tank indicated.
Keywords: maintenance, cylinder, toxic atmosphere, gas, chlorine, mech malfunction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120067137 Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Water and sewage treatment plant operators
2 120067137 Non Hospitalized injury Poisoning(Systemic) Water and sewage treatment plant operators

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