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Accident: 200052561 - Employee Exposed To Toxic Fumes

Accident: 200052561 -- Report ID: 0728900 -- Event Date: 07/19/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30867835807/20/20052011Tyson Fresh Meats
On July 19, 2005, Employee #1 and several coworkers were transferring sodium hypochlorite solution from a large storage tank to smaller plastic totes. The totes had previously contained HCL. A chemical reaction occurred that sent toxic fumes throughout the production floor and necessitated the evacuation of the production area. Approximately 10 workers were transferred to local hospitals but had no recorded injuries. Employee #1 was treated for inhalation.
Keywords: lung, vapor, flammable liquid, inhalation, chemical reaction
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 308678358 Non Hospitalized injury Other Laborers, except construction

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