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Accident: 200011542 - Employee Inhales Chlorine Gas When Hose Ruptures

Accident: 200011542 -- Report ID: 0729300 -- Event Date: 08/14/2002
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
10952822408/14/20022899Dpc Enterprises
On August 14, 2002, Employee #1 was working in the vicinity of a railcar filled with 113,000 lb of chlorine, which was being off-loaded at a facility. There was approximately 80,000 lb of chlorine left in the railcar when one of the liquid line off-loading hoses ruptured. That resulted in an uncontrolled leak and release of an undetermined amount of chlorine gas to the environment. Employee #1 was exposed to the chlorine gas and suffered from asphyxia.
Keywords: leak, toxic atmosphere, inhalation, hose, rupture, chlorine, off loading, chemical vapor, accidental discharge, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 109528224 Non Hospitalized injury Asphyxia Miscellaneous machine operators, n.e.c.

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