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Accident: 200541381 - Employee Dies After Being Sprayed By Chemical

Accident: 200541381 -- Report ID: 0317500 -- Event Date: 03/24/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30903913903/28/20062869Albemarle Corporation
At approximately 4:30 a.m. on Friday, March 24, 2006, Employee #1, a production Foreman, was sprayed in the face with Thiophosphoryl Chloride. The chemical was being pumped from a 55-gallon drum to a reactor vessel when a plug in the line developed. The employee tried to free the plug by introducing nitrogen into the line using a flexible hose. Thiophosphoryl Chloride was introduced into the nitrogen line, while trying to free the plug. The employee received medical treatment and was cleared to return to work. Employee #1 died later that evening. The Blair County Coroner reported to the CSHO that the employee had massive pulmonary edema.
Keywords: pulmonary edema, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 309039139 Fatality Other Occupation not reported

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