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Accident: 201044633 - Chlorine Is Released In Workplace

Accident: 201044633 -- Report ID: 0953220 -- Event Date: 10/20/2011
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
31599788210/20/20112812Olin Chlor Alkali Products
On October 20, 2011, at Olin Chlor Alkali Products, a vent line for the bleach manufacturing process failed. A combination of water, caustic soda, chlorine and bleach was released into the workplace. The amount of chlorine released was estimated to be 10 to 20 pounds. Four exposed persons were transported to a local hospital. Three were treated and released. The other was admitted for observation. No employees were listed on the injury line.
Keywords: leak, respiratory, caustic, ventilation, bleach, inhalation, gas, chlorine, toxic fumes, water
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation
1 315997882 Occupation not reported

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