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Accident: 200356467 - Employee Is Overcome By Chlorine Gas And Is Hospitalized

Accident: 200356467 -- Report ID: 0453710 -- Event Date: 04/11/2007
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31092310704/11/20074789Pro Logistics Llc
While servicing a tank with Chloro Clean, Employee #1 connected the hose to the wrong pipe or tank. Employee #1 pumped approximately 270 gallons of Chloro Clean into a tank that contained approximately 20 gallons of Acid Off. This created a chemical reaction that generated Chlorine gas. Employee #1 was overcome by the gas. The employee was air evacuated to an area hospital where he was treated for the exposure and hospitalized.
Keywords: chlorine, overexposure, inattention, truck driver
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 310923107 Hospitalized injury Other Truck drivers, heavy

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