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Accident: 200623718 - Four Employees Are Exposed To Hydrogen Fluoride Gas

Accident: 200623718 -- Report ID: 0454721 -- Event Date: 03/06/2006
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30992185603/07/20061799Atlantic Scaffolding Company
On March 6, 2006, four employees from Atlantic Scaffolding and four employees from JV Industrial were working at a refinery during a scheduled maintenance shutdown. All eight employees inhaled hydrogen fluoride gas, due to a release. All eight were hospitalized. This incident report identifies injuries to four employees. Refer to accident number 200623726 for injury information to the other workers.
Keywords: lung, maintenance, hydrogen fluoride, construction, inhalation, lockout, steel erection, chemical vapor, refinery
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Refinery Maintenance or repair $20,000,000 and over 3
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 309921856 Hospitalized injury Other Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor
2 309921856 Hospitalized injury Other Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor
3 309921856 Hospitalized injury Other Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor
4 309921856 Hospitalized injury Other Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Erecting structural steel
FatCause: Asphyxiation/inhalation of toxic vapor

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