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Accident: 200642015 - Employees Hospitalized From Chemical Gas Release

Accident: 200642015 -- Report ID: 0627700 -- Event Date: 07/11/2001
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30364442107/12/20012813Solkatronic Chemicals, Abu Of Air Prod. & Chem.
On July 11, 2001, approximately 58 pounds of arsine gas was released into the atmosphere from a 29-liter aluminum cylinder of crude arsine gas that was located on the loading dock on the south side of the plant. Employees reported hearing a very loud boom followed by a loud whistling noise that sounded like a high pressure air release. Employees reported seeing a brownish-gray cloud covering the entire loading dock. Approximately 62 employees were hospitalized.
Keywords: cylinder, gas, tank, chemical
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 303644421 Occupation not reported

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