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Accident: 200031144 - Employee Dies From Exposure To Hydrogen Sulfide

Accident: 200031144 -- Report ID: 0521700 -- Event Date: 10/07/2000
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30312401010/10/20004953Clean Harbors Services, Inc.
Employee #1 was working on the top of a reactor unit in a waste water treatment facility. He was checking the level of the solution in the reaction chambers through open port holes in the reactor. Waste acids in the reactor were to be neutralized with waste caustics. A sulfide solution was accidentally added causing a release of hydrogen sulfide. Employee #1 was over exposed, collapsed, and died.
Keywords: asphyxiated, caustic, reactor, hydrogen sulfide, gas, chemical vapor, tank, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303124010 Fatality Asphyxia Mixing and blending machine operators

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