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Accident: 170735815 - Nine Employees Exposed To Chlorine Gas Leak

Accident: 170735815 -- Report ID: 0950641 -- Event Date: 09/13/1995
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12005596709/14/19957011Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
At approximately 10:40 a.m. on September 13, 1995, a chlorine gas leak was observed coming from the P-3 parking area. One of the house engineers was transferring the muriatic acid into an unlabeled container that contained liquichlor. The 55 gallon container started to emit fumes, which forced him to leave the area. The fumes were picked up by the air intake of the HVAC system and were dispersed into the fourth floor where Employees #1 through #9, of the Loews Hotel, were exposed. They were transported by paramedics to different hospitals for medical observation. All nine employees were released after a two hour stay to return to work without any restrictions.
Keywords: ventilation, work rules, chlorine, chemical reaction, gas leak, overexposure, inattention
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 120055967 Non Hospitalized injury Other Managers and administrators, n.e.c
2 120055967 Non Hospitalized injury Other Housekeepers and butlers
3 120055967 Non Hospitalized injury Other Housekeepers and butlers
4 120055967 Non Hospitalized injury Other Housekeepers and butlers
5 120055967 Non Hospitalized injury Other Engineers, n.e.c.
6 120055967 Non Hospitalized injury Other Engineers, n.e.c.
7 120055967 Non Hospitalized injury Other Engineers, n.e.c.
8 120055967 Non Hospitalized injury Other Housekeepers and butlers
9 120055967 Non Hospitalized injury Other Housekeepers and butlers

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