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Accident: 170868087 - Employee Is Burned While Changing Out Chlorine Gas Cylinders

Accident: 170868087 -- Report ID: 0950621 -- Event Date: 02/27/2004
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
12582432603/10/20049511Shasta County Public Works
On February 27, 2004, Employee #1 a water/waste operator for the Cottonwood treatment facility, she believed all the necessary valves were shut off on the cylinders and manifold. Employee #1 loosened the connections on the right cylinder of the two-cylinder pair. Chlorine gas rapidly escaped from the manifold connection and exposed her face to the gas. She received chemical burns to her eyes, nasal passages, and facial skin. She was taken by paramedic to Mercy Hospital, Redding and released later in the day.
Keywords: eye, leak, cylinder, gas, chlorine, sulfur dioxide, skin, face
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 125824326 Non Hospitalized injury Burn(Chemical) Water and sewage treatment plant operators

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