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Accident: 170714232 - Employee Hospitalized For Inhalation Of Chlorine Vapors

Accident: 170714232 -- Report ID: 0950631 -- Event Date: 11/26/1992
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
11987889002/26/19932086Coca Cola Foods
At 12:40 a.m. on November 26, 1991, Employee #1 was preparing to clean fruit juice bottling machine #4 with chlorinated water. A malfunction of the chlorine water pump resulted in an increased chlorine concentration in the water. Employee #1 suffered respiratory irritation and was hospitalized for observation and the administration of oxygen for 2 days. The malfunctioning pump was repaired. The employer instituted a requirement to have the chlorine content of the water checked before use. No record of an accident report to DOSH as required was noted. A citation was issued to the employer for failure to report a serious work related injury per 8CCR342(a).
Keywords: respiratory, cleaning, inhalation, chlorine, air contamination, toxic fumes, overexposure, pump, mech malfunction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 119878890 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported

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