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Accident: 200210136 - Five Employees Exposed To Sulfuric Acid Vapors

Accident: 200210136 -- Report ID: 0626000 -- Event Date: 01/28/1997
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30018530301/30/19971799H & W Construction, Incorporated
Employees #1 through #5 were working for a maintenance contractor within a chemical plant. They were approximately 69 ft from where coworkers were removing a plugged 2 in. drain line from the isobutane sidecut receiver during a turnaround in the alkylation unit. When the line was disconnected, some of liquid, which was believed to be sulfuric acid, dripped out and was carried downwind to where Employees #1 through #5 were working. They were administered calcium gluconate inhalation treatments as a precaution, and all were hospitalized overnight for additional inhalation treatments.
Keywords: leak, respiratory, work rules, construction, inhalation, clogged, chemical vapor, sulfuric acid, accidental discharge, chemical
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Refinery Maintenance or repair Under $50,000
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 300185303 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Connecting
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor
2 300185303 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Connecting
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor
3 300185303 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Connecting
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor
4 300185303 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Connecting
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor
5 300185303 Hospitalized injury Other Occupation not reported FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Steel Erection Of Solid Web-Connecting
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor

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